Engineering Is 3-D Mapping Your World With a Backpack


Hyper-realistic video games. They're made using a technique called 3-D mapping. In the real world, 3-D mapping indoors is much more difficult than 3-D mapping outdoors. The solution? A 3D mapping backpack.

  • 3-D Mapping Your World with a Backpack | Engineering Is

    Hyper-realistic video games. They're made using a technique called 3-D mapping. In the real world, 3-D mapping indoors is much more difficult than 3-D mapping outdoors. The solution? A 3-D mapping backpack.

    Grades: 6-12
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    Alex Okita teaches computers to see like we see. He designs and develops tools and games for the Structure Sensor, an attachment for the iPad that can 3-D scan rooms, objects, and even people. While many in his field have advanced degrees, Alex started working straight out of high school.

    Grades: 6-12
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    Quantum physics, Einstein’s theory of relativity and atomic clocks that are accurate to one billionth of a second -- all of these are crucial in allowing your smartphone to pinpoint your precise location almost anywhere on Earth. It's called the Global Positioning System, or GPS.

    Grades: 6-13+
  • Going 3-D in the Classroom

    There are some great tools out there to create 3-D projects in the classroom. From virtual reality with cardboard to immersive learning with augmented reality, explore this list of suggestions for 3-D projects with students.

    Grades: 6-13+

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