Augmented Reality

AR Circuits - Augmented Reality Electric Circuit Kit

With the AR Circuits app students can build and test simple realistic circuits using augmented reality technology. The app allows you to build circuits without the expense, safety concerns, and inconveniences associated with physical electric components. 

The circuits are designed by arranging printed paper component cards. The circuits can then be tested and interacted with 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.

AR Flashcards
AR Flashcards are a new way to interact and make flash cards more entertaining for elementary school students. With AR Flashcards Addition, learning is fun! When you point your device at the printed flashcard a beautifully rendered 3D numbers and animals will pop up on the screen. Learn the equations and then test your knowledge with the timed quizzes!

- 100 equations from 0 + 0 to 9 + 9!
- Beautiful 3d numbers and animals that help students solve the equations!
- Test your knowledge with three different timed quizzes based on difficulty!
- Tap the screenshot button to save your pics of the beautiful AR equations!
- Double tap the screen to focus so that you can adjust your device's camera to better bring up the 3D objects.
- You can print out the flashcards or if you own two iOS devices you can access the flashcards from within the app in a beautiful swipeable gallery!

*Note* You must visit to download and print the free Flashcard Markers necessary to make this app work. The cards can be printed in color or black and white! This app will only work on devices with a camera.

The World's First Wearable Human Machine Interface

ARToolKit is the world's most widely used tracking library for augmented reality.

ARToolKit provides developers with all the tools needed to create innovative AR applications. By releasing ARToolKit under LGPL v3.0 for free use, DAQRI is committed to supporting the open source community to encourage innovation in augmented reality and computer vision technologies.

Crayola Color Alive brings your coloring to life in 4D! There are 4 specific coloring books that work with the mobile app, Skylanders, Enchanted Forest, Barbie, and Mythical Creatures. You can purchase the coloring books at all major retail stores as well as inside the app. Each coloring book also comes with a special crayon that unlocks special effects. If you want to see how amazing Crayola Color Alive is, download and print one of the free pages inside the app. 
Crayola Color Alive powered by DAQRI from Drew Minock on Vimeo.

Check out this awesome review of Crayola Color Alive by YouTube rockstars The Skylander Boy and Girl

The Future of Work is Here.

Article from The Wall Street Journal introducing the DAQRI Smart Helmet

Check out the NEW AR Flashcards Shapes & Colors App
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Follow the NEW DAQRI Education Social Media Accounts

Want to see our Elements 4D app and interactive blocks in action? Watch the fun animation on our new site, and sign up to find out when they go on sale! Visit the website HERE

ColAR App release BIG new update! 

#2GuysShow Photo Contest with DAQRI
Join the #2GuysShow for some fun using 4D from DAQRI with the #2GuysShow Photo Contest! Download the DAQRI application and scan the images below. Take a fun and creative picture with Brad (#27 on the left) or Drew (#26 on the right) and post it on Twitter using #2GuysShow! We will pick a couple winners on the #2GuysShow next week who will receive an abundance of rare AR triggers, or a license to Camtasia or Snagit from TechSmith!!


Solar System AR
Solar System AR was the winner of Will.i.Am Reach for the Stars contest as well as 3rd at the 2013 NASA hack-a-thin.
Download the trigger here to explore the Solar System!

Toy Car RC from Toywheel uses augmented reality to place an interactive remote control car into the real world. A great new update allows you to create a trigger from the app without printing a trigger. 

DAQRI's Enchantium Released!!

Enchantium is a new dimension of play from DAQRI. It features the fun Fisticuffs game and the ability to create music like never before with Musical Strings!  

Zientia is out to change the way we learn using interactive augmented reality applications. I have had the pleasure of beta testing their apps and recently got to speak with a couple of their representatives. 
It was three young entrepreneurs that decided that in the future they would try using augmented reality to change education, because it has multiple benefits for both students and teachers. Augmented reality improves spatial perception, makes learning more interactive, engaging, personalized. Students can make exercises and they can be automatically corrected. It allows teachers to explain abstract concepts much easier. 
Zientia has 3 exciting educational augmented reality applications coming out very soon! 

Chemistry 101 comes with various modes that allow you to pull elements right from the periodic table and interact with them. It also comes with engaging exercises to study and assess learning. 

Our friend Matt Wallaert giving Chemistry 101 a try at FETC

You can download the augmented reality trigger cards here.

Thanks to augmented reality Geometry 101 will let you can examine, from different points of view, various features of these geometric structures. 
Geometry 101

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Top Augmented Reality Apps for Education
(apps are not ordered by rank)

AR Flashcards (Letter Recognition)
PBS Kids Fetch! Lunch Rush (Math)

PBS Kids CyberChase Shape Quest from
PBS Kids CyberChase Shape Quest (Geometry)

Other Fun AR Apps

Baby Sign and Learn Magic Camera
Magic Camera uses augmented reality with special colorful flashcards featuring cartoon babies. Download the free app and hold it up to the cards on the poster below to see them come to life! 

The great thing about these flashcards is the ability to teach people of all ages basic sign language. These basic signs are great for our students to learn to communicate with our DHH students in the hallway or in class. 

Download iOS App HERE and Click link below to buy the flashcards!!

Daqri adds "Atomic Mode" and "Chemical Reaction Mode" to Elements 4D!


Augmented Reality Greeting Cards from Gizmo

Holy Nuts and Bolts! Did my greeting card just turn into an animated robot?
Gizmo greeting cards give you and your loved ones a stunning experience using augmented reality and your smart device. (


Create music in 4D!
4D allows the students to create music like never before using the laser beams like strings. Each color has its own unique sound. The pitch of the sound can be dictated by the distance between the cups. 
Use the laser beams like a string.

Each color plays a different sound

Explore Elements in 4D with DAQRI
Part story, part game, part educational toy, Elements 4D interactive blocks offer a fun way to experience augmented reality. (
Click here to find out how you get your own set of Element 4D Cubes

Explore medical like never before with 4D from Daqri

Explore each lobe of the brain with Daqri
Explore the heart in 4D with Daqri 
Move the iPad closer to see INSIDE the heart!

Daqri's NEW Weather Cube

 LEGO Connect App

Bring LEGOs to Life!
Download LEGO Connect
Google Play

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ColAR Mix by Puteko Limited
Puteko is a spin-off company from the HIT Lab NZ and proudly presents colAR - a computer program that brings coloring book pages to life with the magic of Augmented Reality! 

You can color in the book pages and then see them come to life as they pop out of the page as three dimensional models on your device’s screen. 

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Bring your drawings to life with colAR Mix! Print coloring page and download this App now!
Apple store -
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2 Guys Mouse from ColAR Mix!  

Augmented Reality GHO from #educampHome


Augmented Reality Clock from DAQRI


Check out this student created augmented reality video!



NASA 3D Spacecraft UPDATE 

What's New in Version 2.0 
Added 6 new beautiful spacecraft:
- OCO2
- Jason3
- CloudSat
- DESDynl-R

Spacecraft 3D's rendering engine has received a major upgrade! Enjoy all the spacecraft now with enhanced lighting, reflection, and shadow effects.


Augmented reality for homework mini-lessons

Augmented reality (AR) is the most powerful tool I have ever came across in education! I truly believe augmented reality is going to change education. I use AR to place mini-lesson "auras" over my students homework assignments. This gives them quick tips and reminders for students who need a 
litter extra help on the assignment. Check out the sample video below!


Click the link below the! logo to view our Augmented Reality! Page! 

AR Flashcards

We have recently discovered the great AR Flashcards application! This app uses augmented reality to engage the students in learning their letters. Highly recommended for early childhood educators and parents! AR Flashcards are a new way to interact and make Flashcards more entertaining for toddlers and preschoolers. With AR Flashcards, learning is fun! When you point your device at the printed flashcard a beautifully rendered 3D animal will pop up on the screen. Tap the animal to hear the letter and animal name. 

- 26 beautifully rendered Animals to help your toddler or preschooler learn the alphabet!
- 6 beautifully rendered Dinosaurs!
- Tap on each Animal to hear the Letter and name of the Animal! 
- Tap the screenshot button to save your pics of the beautiful AR animals!
- Double tap the screen to bring up the focus button so that you can adjust your device's camera to better bring up the animals.
- You can print out the flashcards or if you own two iOS devices you can access the flashcards from within the app in a beautiful swipeable gallery!
*Note* You must visit to download and print the free Flashcard Markers necessary to make this app work. Make sure to print the flashcards in color as they will not work in black and white. This app will only work on devices with a camera.

Augmented Reality for visible thinking routines! 

Today was our visible thinking exhibition and Brad created auras for this step inside routine. The student in the past would "step inside" the characters shoes and write a short paper from the characters point of view. This year Brad had his students complete the writing assignment but also "step inside" the characters world and do a short video presentation from the characters point of view. Brad used Aurasma and created "auras" with the video being the "overlay" and the students writing sample be the "trigger image." The parents were blown away!! 

What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one. Augmentation is conventionally in real-time and in semantic context with environmental elements, such as sports scores on TV during a match. With the help of advanced AR technology (e.g. adding computer vision and object recognition) the information about the surrounding real world of the user becomes interactive and digitally manipulable. Artificial information about the environment and its objects can be overlaid on the real world


  1. TwoGuysAndSomeiPads, you guys rock! Thank you for keeping me in the know on the Augmented Reality world. I love your excitement, creativeness and PASSION! Rock on and keep the awesomeness coming! Can't wait to see you present live!

  2. Hey guys! I'm a researcher from the University of South Florida and I just wanted to say the work you're doing with education and AR is phenomenal. Also a cool tidbit: we're among a very, very small minority of educational Aurasma users!

    Recently I became a Google #GlassExplorer and I wanted to extend an invitation to you all--if you're interested--to collaborate on using Google Glass in the Class (#GlassClass).

  3. Hey Joe,

    Thanks for the compliment! Yes, we are a small group of early adopters, but we are out to change that by talking to as many people as we can & showing the true power of AR in Education!

    Congrats on the Glass! That's awesome. Yes, we would love to do some collaboration with you using Glass. Hit me up on twitter @techbradwaid or email me at

    Looking forward to it! Love to hear about what you're doing down there in Florida.

    Thanks Joe,


  4. Is it possible to use something like a file made with educreations as an overlay?

  5. My daughter used ColAR yesterday while babysitting a 6 and 11 year old. They loved it - not much educational value yet, but sure did make her the "cool" babysitter on the block! :-)

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  7. I am very intrigued by the laser beam music example. Is this an app? I don't see a link.Can you tell me more?

  8. Hey guys! I stumbled across your blog tonight, and love that you guys have been doing stuff with Aurasma. I too found out about it a little over a year ago and have been trying to harness the power of it in education as well. I am lucky enough to be able to present about AR and Aurasma at the FETC 2014 Conference in Orlando in January. If you happen to come up with any awesome ideas, I would love to share it in my presentation and talk you guys up! Here are a few blog posts that I have written over the past year in my learning adventures: One of the posts has the presentation that I will be using about AR and Aurasma.

    Tyler Hart

  9. Thanks for sharing your AR ideas. I liked your creative writing piece tied to the COLAR app. I went and downloaded the app- maybe the price is different now than it was for you but it is 2,99 for each set of 6 coloring pages and can't mix and match. Also, question, if I were to hang the coloring pieces with the creative writing on a display for anyone outside the classroom, they would have to download app and get the paid version to be able to interact with the coloring page - correct?? Could you in reality set up a trigger image with Aurasma? My guess is you wouldn't get the same 3D pop-up??

  10. Are you guys familiar with AR Alphabet flashcard by WindWalk Studio or their AR Handwriting App? I'm trying to find where to print/purchase their product to scan to AR and I'm having no luck.

    BTW...Saw you at FITC this year and totally changed my teaching. Love AR! Thanks.

  11. Hey Guys, do you happen to know why aurasma is not available in App Store??

  12. Besides Aurasma, which AR do you recommend for high school students to make their own AR?

  13. موقغ المساعد لخدمات الصيانات نقدم اليكم الكثير من الاعمال الجميلة والخصومات الرائعة فى صيانة هيتاشي يوجد على موقعنا الكثير والكثير من الاعمال المنوعة فى خصومات وخدمات صيانة بوش افضل الخدمات الرائعة نقدمها اليكم من على موقعنا

  14. اذا كنت تبحث عن افضل مكان لصيانة اى من الاجهزة المنزلية صيانة سامسونج عليكم الان بالتعرف على خدمات صيانة دايو لدينا افضل الخصومات الرائعة التى نقدمها اليكم من على موقعنا