Virtual Chemistry Card Table


The Virtual Chemistry Lab Table is a safe, low cost alternative to the standard chemistry laboratory in schools and is also ideally suited to science centre environments. It takes learning environments to another level by combining the power of digital simulation with intuitive tangible interaction.

Learners navigate digital content information by placing physical cards onto the projection table’s glass surface using sophisticated Reactivision pattern recognition technology. The circular cards are held in 2 containers, one on each side of the table. Each card represents a specific substance or tool, just like the objects and materials you would find in a real chemistry lab. Once a card has been placed on the table, a menu appears around the card. Users can then turn the cards to further specify the desired function, e.g. one can turn up the heat of the Bunsen burner. When placing different substances together, reactions take place. Tool cards can then be added to the experiment and display temperature, super-microscopic views of the reactions at an atomic level and chemical symbols. The tutor card offers a short audio description of what is happening on the screen, while realistic sound effects illustrate the sometimes forceful nature of the experiments. But no worries: no fingers will be burned in Formula D’s Virtual Chemistry Lab table. Still, the application warns learners about potentially dangerous actions, and makes sure that they are aware of the safety gear required to conduct the experiments.

The Virtual Chemistry Lab Table runs on different platforms which are suitable for specific learning environments from Science Centre to classroom. The biggest platform is a turnkey-solution comprising of a 50” High Definition rear projected screen enclosed in a beautifully designed sheet metal and aluminium housing. The durable display is designed for high traffic areas such as Science Centres. The mobile classroom edition is a smaller, low cost alternative to the large table, which can work with any standard PC and computer or television screen. Please enquire for further information.


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Press release links

www.capetown2014.co.za
www.basf.co.za
www.inavateonthenet.net
www.ed.org.za

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