platform for a new kind of learning
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
CONSTRUKTS UI/UX Development for the Microsoft HoloLens with Wolfram Research. (video coming soon...)
CONSTRUKTS physical block model replicated to virtual model.
Wolfram Mathematica representation of a CONSTRUKTS block model.
CONSTRUKTS Matchblok: build a physical model that matches the CONSTRUKTS dynamically generated model.
CONSTRUKTS Matchblok UI/UX. Red indicates that none of the physical block placement match the generated virtual model.
Distance between two model vertices is calculated in Wolfram Mathematica and displayed in Unity3D. The returned length is displayed in a menu that is not visible in this image, but similar to the menus shown in the image above.
Shortest Path between two model vertices is calculated in Wolfram Mathematica and displayed in Unity3D
Mixed Reality Toolkit bounding box widget to control model rotation, scale and translation when using the Microsoft HoloLens.
CONSTRUKTS partnership with Wolfram Research was highlighted in the 2017 Wolfram Conference in Champaign, Illinois.
Top 10 Internet of Things Companies Disrupting Education, Disruptor Daily Blog, (https://disruptordaily.com/iot-disrupting-education/)
CONSTRUKTS starts the Design for Manufacturing process for software engineering, hardware design, and product design.
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 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.
Highway1.io Hardward Start-up Incubator Demo Day Pitch