Kids can now have fun in their homes with an interactive projector. Lumo, a pico projector can change surfaces into play areas that will react with the movement of the kids. They will be able to build their own creative world using their imagination. They can even play games in their rooms using this projector as it projects different scenes on the floor. The project had run a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds and was successfully funded. Let us have a look at this post to know more about this projector.
Lumo- Light up Your Floors
There are different experiences which can be projected on the floor using Lumo. They may range from simple effects like ponds with fishes to games like Air Hockey, Pong, Dance or Die, Collect the Bling and Greedy Gators. The real world is transformed into a game which the kids can enjoy. A 6’ x 4’ surface is created on the floor where they can play by moving their arms, stomping, waving, kicking and jumping.
Unlike other games, this will not leave any mess. If you want your kids to stop playing, you just have to switch off the projector. No tidying up when the play is over. For instance, to play a virtual game of Greedy Greedy Hippos or air hockey, kids can use their feet. They can also tip-toe across the room on tiny rocks which are projected using the device and move through a bubbling volcano scene.
Modifying Game Templates
Artists and kids can design their own games with content creation tools. No coding is required. All you need to do is select the type of game or the effect you want to create and use your own art to customize it. You will be able to modify the game templates and adjust the game physics with simple sliders. Change size, speed, gravity and other factors.
This device can also be used as a standard projector to play games and watch movies. The Android platform is the base of Lumo. This means you can use a Bluetooth controller to play Android games which do not react to motion.
After the successful funding of this device on Indiegogo, the devices are expected to ship in December.
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