iPhone App of the Week – Spacecraft 3D

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There’s been a lot of excitement about Curiosity the Mars Rover and why not. I sometimes have trouble parking my car. The good people at NASA were able to park this Rover on Mars from over 160,000,000 miles! That’s impressive and the images so far are pretty cool too. I can’t wait to see what it finds. In the meantime this app will let you get up close and personal with the Curiosity using augmented reality. You need to download and print off a tag that your iOS device will interpret the tag as a rover. From here you can make it turn, have it’s arm move around. It’s kind of neat. Since it is augmented reality, the angle you hold your iDevice to the target will change your perspective. There is also information about the rover too. If you want your kids to have a front row seat in examining this awesome robot then this app is for you. You can download it here for free.

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About Patrick Cauley

I teach middle school technology and love to play around with tech and teach students and colleagues alike. You can read my blog at www.itbabble.com
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