Virtual Reality

December 9, 2019 - Comment

A new book by the author of Smithsonian Maker Lab that explores the realities of virtual reality, explaining what VR is and how it works. Includes an app download for five exclusive VR experiences and a cardboard viewer with stickers to make it your own. Learn about the history of VR, from how it was invented to

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A new book by the author of Smithsonian Maker Lab that explores the realities of virtual reality, explaining what VR is and how it works. Includes an app download for five exclusive VR experiences and a cardboard viewer with stickers to make it your own.

Learn about the history of VR, from how it was invented to how it is used in the world today—beyond smart phone apps—and how VR headsets play with your senses of sight, sound, and touch to fool you into thinking you are somewhere else. Then use the included VR viewer and smartphone app download to come face-to-face with a T. rex, look inside a volcano, explore the Roman Colosseum, hop aboard the International Space Station, and peek under the surface of a pond.

Created in association with the educational VR company Curiscope, this groundbreaking book from DK explains everything you need to know. Are you ready to be transported?

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Anonymous says:

Really great concept and content Really great concept and content. And my son was very excited to start exploring. However, the app does not work. The first few times it went into an endless loop. I deleted and reinstalled. Then it just started quitting before it could get to the scan screen. (iPhone 7). Disappointing, as we’re sure this would have been very strong if only this book about tech got the tech right.

Anonymous says:

Good as far as it goes, but the text is a bit thin and the app needs some polishing The very first time that I experienced VR was at a photography trade show and I was told to sit on a stool and then handed a very high-end VR device. It was incredible. Suddenly knights in armor were charging at me in full speed and when I turned my head (the guy giving me the demonstration kept yelling, “Turn your head, look around, look up, look down!”) and there was a line of beautiful maidens looking aghast as I was about to be run through by one of the knights! An instant later I…

Anonymous says:

Kit to make a cardboard VR viewer, and a book that interacts with the app With this, you get a book, a kit to make a virtual reality viewer very similar to Google Cardboard, and you can download an app that works with the book.The book has instructions on making the viewer, and two page spreads about different aspects of virtual reality. Throughout the book, there are two page spreads about different science and history topics, for example dinosaurs, Colosseum, space exploration, etc.For the spreads on science and history topics, you use the…

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