A groundbreaking children's book that explains everything you need to know about virtual reality including how we see in 3D, how a VR world is created, how VR works on a smartphone, how VR can feel real and even who uses VR. Includes a make-it-yourself VR viewer that can be used with a smartphone to experience the wonders of VR. Plus stickers to decorate your VR viewer!
Want to see the world without leaving your seat? Fancy exploring the Roman Colosseum or hopping aboard the International Space Station? Virtual reality is here - are you ready for it? With DK and Curiscope's All About Virtual Reality , you will be.
Learn everything you've ever wanted to know about VR, from aircraft simulators to the more recent developments such as Oculus Rift and Curiscope's Virtuali-Tee, an augmented reality t-shirt. Using the make-it-yourself VR viewer you can start experiencing virtual reality straight away with Curiscope's DK Virtual Reality app available on Apple and Android systems. Use your VR viewer to explore 5 scopes and come face-to-face with a T.Rex, explore the inside of a volcano, go back in time to the Colosseum in Ancient Rome, visit the International Space Station and jump into a pond.
All About Virtual Reality has been developed with educational VR company Curiscope to create a perfect introduction to an out of this world digital experience!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION : In order to experience virtual reality with this book, you will need to ask a parent or guardian to download the DK Virtual Reality app from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play. It is free of charge. Links to the app can be found at: www.dk.com/virtualreality Minimum OS version: iOS 8.3 and Android 4.4.4
The following phones support the app: iPhone 6; 6 Plus; 6s; 6s Plus; 7; Samsung Galaxy S5; S6; S7; S8; Samsung Galaxy Note 4; 5; Motorola Moto X; Motorola Droid Turbo; LG G3; G4; G5; G6; Google Pixel; HTC One; Nexus 5; Nexus 6; Sony Xperia Z3; Z5. If your phone is not on this list, the app may still work. Devices must have rear camera and support OpenGL ES 2.0. See device manufacturer for more information.
It is important to be sensible when using the virtual reality viewer. Please read the safety tips in the book before assembling the viewer and using the virtual reality app.
Jack studied physics, then trained as a science and maths teacher. He worked at London's Science Museum in the Education Unit, and in the museum's flagship interactive gallery, Launch Pad. He left the museum in 1991 to write science and technology books and to write and perform science shows in museums, libraries and schools. He has developed science telMore about Jack Challoner