Monday, March 28, 2016

AR Circuits - Augmented Reality Electric Circuit Kit

The AR Circuits app uses augmented reality to allow students to build and test simple realistic circuits. The app iTunes description says, "The app allows you to build circuits without the expense, safety concerns, and inconveniences associated with physical electric components."


Example a circuit bit incorrectly.

Students can build circuits using printed paper component cards that can be found using the link below. The student then are able to test and interact with their circuits using the AR Circuits app and the camera on your mobile device. The components currently available include one battery, one switch, two bulbs, and three wires. These components allow you to build basic series and parallel circuits.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

New Gravity Sketch App Makes 3D Creation Fun, Free, and Enjoyable

I am extremely excited to share a new 3D creation app I recently learned about, Gravity Sketch. As their description on iTunes says, Gravity Sketch is "Making 3D creation fun, free and enjoyable."

Gravity Sketch allows users to create beautiful 3D models in a matter of seconds. You can create characters, planes, spaceships, furniture, glassware, rings, pendants everything that you build can be 3D printed in plastic, metal or ceramics.



The team at Gravity Sketch are determined to empower everyone to create and have designed a simple set of powerful tools for you to create just about any idea in 3D. 

In an email from Gravity Sketch Co-Founder Pierre Paslier, he said, "The Gravity Sketch app is perfect for students and teachers who want to illustrate their projects, kids who want to create their own toys."

A huge bonus to this already awesome app, is the "How to make.." tutorials on their website. You can access their tutorials here. Also included under the "Learn: tab is a series of helpful tips, on how to maximize what the app has to offer. Gravity Sketch has also created a forum for general discussions, features requests, and to showcase your creations. The forum can also be accessed from their website. 

The app allows you to share your 3D sketches through Sketchfab or make amazing images to share on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest, etc. 
Learn more about Gravity Sketch and Sketchfab's partnership here

You can also export in .obj format, your 3D sketch is good to go for importing into other packages and taking your creation to the next level. 

Want to 3D Print your creations? You can make it real with Shapeways. With the click of a button send your 3D sketch to print and get it in a matter of days.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

4 Alternatives to Canva

Adobe Post is a fun and fast way for anyone to create beautiful social graphics. Get started in seconds with professionally designed, eye-catching templates you can tweak in simple steps. Pick a photo, add some text and apply design filters to instantly create stunning designs. Each tap gives you completely new sizes, layouts, color palettes, typography styles and photo filters—no design experience required. 

It’s a new way to design - on your iPhone - with Adobe magic, brought to you by the makers of Photoshop and Illustrator. You can now stand out from the crowd and engage your followers with eye-catching Posts. Oh, and did we say it’s free?

• Professionally Designed Templates — Get started in seconds with handcrafted templates made for social sharing
• Preset Graphic Sizes — Create designs that stand out on each social platform 
• Design Filters — Transform your text and photo into professional-looking graphics with a single tap
• Magic Text — Resize your text—beautiful typography will be automatically applied on-the-fly
• Auto Resize — Instantly resize your design for social with a single tap
• Auto Recolor — One tap to change the entire color combination of your design to make it pop 
• Premium Fonts & Shapes — Curated by graphic designers to fit every occasion
• Free High Quality Photos — Free access to half a million gorgeous, high quality photo directly inside the app
• Saved Projects — Designs are saved automatically so you can tweak and reuse them with new photo and text
• Instant Sharing — Share your Post directly via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, email, text message, and more. Or save it to your Camera Roll for later
• iPhone 6s 3D Touch — Use Peek and Pop to quickly preview and remix a template
(Information from iTunes)

Want to design something beautiful but don’t have the time for expensive and complicated software like Photoshop or Illustrator? 

Desygner offers hundreds of ready-made templates to help you to design your own graphics. Simply drag & drop images, edit text and customize with stickers & backgrounds. Desygner allows you to create using their mobile app or online platform
(Information from iTunes)
Desygner iPad App

Tackk is a free creation app that allows anyone to create content on the go, without needing technical or design skills. Share your message or tell your story easily with text, images and more. 

Teachers and students become content creators with easy color and layout options. No design skills needed.

BONUS: App-smash your favorite apps in Tackk. Over 300 apps embed into Tackk, like edu partners ThingLink and Animoto.

Spark discussions between students and give assignment feedback with our fun, interactive Tackk Stream. Search Google images and YouTube without leaving your chat. Give it a try on your phone, tablet and computer. 

Phoster a user-friendly application to create stylish posters and various invitation cards.

With stylish templates which are already within the application, you will be able to create posters without great effort.
When you get the job done of first step making posters, you can utilize various effects and decorates to complete the chic posters your own.

This App is for you to create posters to promote and invite your friends at your party, concert, birthday etc.
You will share your created posters with your friends via facebook, twitter, tumbler, and email.

This App is applicable to all models of iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.