Building smarter brains, block by block!
photo by Signe Brewster
CONSTRUKTS is a mixed-reality platform combining physical puzzles with the power of interactive media, learner-focused challenges, and real-time embedded assessments. The CONSTRUKTS blocks are shaped like 3D polynomials that can be connected together in a large variety of creative structures. Packed together, the blocks form a Soma Cube.
The CONSTRUKTS smart blocks are nodes on an 802.15.4 wireless mesh network. The wireless messages from the blocks are processed by a computing device (e.g. Android, UNIX, Windows, and IOS) into a 3D virtual model of the construction. That 3D model is the digital clay we use to build mixed-reality interactive applications for learning and design. The software back-end architecture is cloud-ready and can support any software development platform that is layered on top of the back-end from Unity3D to Wolfram Mathematica.
CONSTRUKTS UPDATES and NEWS
Introducing new team members of engineers and designers to the CONSTRUKTS family.
CONSTRUKTS, Inc. is a runner up for the Microsoft HoloLens for academic research competition. The award included technology donations and training at the Microsoft Redmond, Washington campus. http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-hands-first-hololens-academic-research-grants
CEO Pamela L. Jennings, Ph.D received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Cybermanufacturing program in support of continued development of the CONSTRUKTS mixed-reality platform.
October 21 & 22, 2014
CONSTRUKTS will be showcased at Garage@Connects at the GIGAOM 2014 Structure Connect Conference
Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, California
June 19, 2014 CONSTRUKTS recently completed the Highway1 Hardware Startup Incubator program in San Francisco. Our Demo Day was June 18, 2014. Highway1 was an incredible experience that included a two week tour of manufacturing in Shenzhen, China; expert advisement about how to transform a prototype into a product; and wonderful mentoring by the consumer electronics Technorati in the Bay Area.
Highway1 is part of PCH International, a global supply chain company. As a Highway1 company, CONSTRUKTS, Inc. has the opportunity to continue working with PCH International through its ACCESS program once we meet our goals of raising the capital to support the next stages in our product development.
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