Wonderblox – real toys in a virtual world

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Children’s play has undergone a seismic shift, from tangible toys to virtual entertainment. But this clever Kickstarter is trying to combine the two: a real-world toy – wooden blocks – with the iPad.

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Wonderblox is an iPad game that’s played with real wooden blocks. The iPad sits inside a play-set, which has a mirror at the top, that helps the iPad’s front-facing camera to see the play area, and recognise the blocks being used. Take a look at the video to see how it works.

It’s aimed at children between three and six years old, and comes with a set of blocks, the play set and the downloadable app.

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Wonderblox is a Kickstarter project, which is trying to raise US$50,000 by the end of July. The creators hope to begin delivering Wonderblox in November. A pledge of US$40 or more will secure a Wonderblox set, plus US$10 shipping to Australia.

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