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Part story, part game, part educational toy, Elements 4D interactive blocks offer a fun way to experience augmented reality.
Part story, part game, part educational toy, Elements 4D interactive blocks offer a fun way to experience augmented reality.
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What is Elements 4D?

Elements 4D is a set of six beautifully designed wooden blocks that come to life with DAQRI’s 4D app. 

Etched wood Elements 4D blocks
Etched wood Elements 4D blocks

Each block face depicts a different chemical symbol, representing the elements of the periodic table.  Beaming the app’s viewfinder onto the blocks instantly transforms them into 4D representations of that element, like magic! (Since this can be hard to picture if you've never seen it before, we definitely recommend watching the video above.) 

Elements 4D in action
Elements 4D in action

Not only can you learn about each element in this incredible interactive environment, but when you put two blocks together it creates a chemical reaction in 4D. Part story, part game, part educational toy, Elements 4D is truly a first-in-category experience.

What Was The Design Process Like?

In conceptualizing Elements 4D, it was very important to us that the blocks themselves create an experience of play and learning: we wanted them to be the kind of toy that lasts generations. They are designed to stand on their own, but adding in 4D brings an unexpected and totally awesome twist that completely changes the ways in which you can interact with them. 

That being said, the design process is far from over. We have a ton of ideas for new types of interactivity and we want your input too! For example, wouldn't it be fun to be able to change an element's form from liquid, to gas, to solid, and simultaneously learn the temperatures required to induce each state? Since 4D is delivered via our cloud-based software, the sky's the limit. If you have ideas for other types of interactivity, let us know in the comments.

Learn more about each element with 4D interactivity
Learn more about each element with 4D interactivity

How Can You Get Involved?

We would love your help in making this unique project a reality. Check out our various supporter levels, get involved with the design process by sharing your ideas, and if you think this is a cool campaign, help us spread the word to your friends and networks.

We hope you will get immersed in the world of Elements 4D and bring to life the universe’s most basic building blocks. Thank you for your support, we can't wait to continue creating the story together!

- The DAQRI Team

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge of this project is bringing inanimate blocks to life with 4D experiences in a way that feels realistic and provides a valuable experience. DAQRI has been working on 4D technology longer than anyone else, which has allowed us to learn inherent lessons. We have already worked with some of the most respected brands including SONY, Cadillac, Twentieth Century Fox, and through our partnership with Quad/Graphics, Maxim, LEGO, and many others.

We have successfully completed end-to-end applications of 4D for branding, medical, educational and industrial verticals. Examples of our work can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch…

Another challenge involved is manufacturing the blocks themselves. Up until now, our company has been focused on producing software, not goods. But, in preparation for this project we have found an excellent manufacturing partner that makes high quality wood products and therefore are confident in our ability to deliver beautiful and well-made solid wood blocks that function with our 4D software.

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    DAQRI’s warmest thanks for helping us make this happen!

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    A beautiful Periodic Table of Elements scroll with 4D interactivity built in

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    SET OF TWO: Elements 4D interactive blocks numbers 1 and 2, which include famous elements Mercury & Gold and their chemical reactions.

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    NEW REWARD: You can now get a SET OF TWO Internationally! Here's what it comes with: Elements 4D interactive blocks numbers 1 and 2, which include famous elements Mercury & Gold and their chemical reactions.

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    SET OF FOUR: Elements 4D interactive blocks numbers 3, 4, 5 and 6, which include the fascinating elements Platinum & Neon and their chemical reactions.

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    THE COMPLETE SET: Six Elements 4D interactive blocks with phenomenal elements Gold, Silver, Platinum, Mercury, Neon and many more, as well as their chemical reactions.

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    NEW REWARD: Have THE COMPLETE SET shipped to you anywhere in the world! This set comes with six Elements 4D interactive blocks including phenomenal elements Gold, Silver, Platinum, Mercury, Neon and many more, as well as their chemical reactions.

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    Special Reward Level for Educators! Comes with:

    • An inexpensive Mega Pack interactive block set for classroom use that includes 5 of each block
    
• An interactive periodic scroll - spiffy!

    • A simple 4D Lesson Plan Pack with ideas and activities that you can customize for your class

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    ONE-FOR-ONE: Kickstarter Donor receives a Complete Set of Six Elements 4D interactive blocks, and DAQRI donates another Complete Set to a school.

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    LASER-ETCHED COMPLETE SET, WOOD EDITION: If you're looking for a collecter's item, this is the level for you. Artisan Laser-Etched Set of Six Elements 4D interactive blocks with beautifully designed Wooden Box.

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    NEW REWARD: Gotta have the LASER-ETCHED COMPLETE SET, WOOD EDITION? This special set with a beautiful box for safekeeping can now arrive at your doorstep, anywhere on planet Earth! If you're looking for a collecter's item, this is the level for you. Artisan Laser-Etched Set of Six Elements 4D interactive blocks with beautifully designed Wooden Box.

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    LASER-ETCHED COMPLETE SET, BRUSHED ALUMINUM EDITION: This is our highest end offering, for those who want a set of Elements 4D blocks that will last for generations. You will receive a Special Brushed Alumuninum Set of Six Elements 4D interactive Blocks.

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    4D INNER CIRCLE: Everything that comes with the $500 level, plus 2 VIP Elements 4D launch party invitations, to be held in Los Angeles in December 2013.

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    4D VISIONARY: Everything that comes with the $500 level, plus a block with personalized 4D interactivity.

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