We received a sample of VERVE 2, the interactive tech toy from inXus Interactive.
The developer of the product, inxus, just completed a successful crowdfunding effort for a new sensor for VERVE 2. Check out https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/54060271/easytouch-turn-your-world-into-a-touch-sensor for more info. When we received the VERVE 2 my husband was pretty excited about it. He opened it up this weekend and was able to connect it with our computer very easily, we run Windows but it does also work with Macs if that’s the way you like to play. There are quite a few different sensors and INXUS is always working on creating new ones. Sensors measure what’s going on in the physical world.
VERVE 2 kit comes with eight (8) useful sensors for your projects. We are always adding new sensors so make sure to check out our site to see what’s available. Here’s what they do.
Sound sensor – The sound sensor measures ambient sound level. Click your fingers, clap, or shout near it to get a response.
Turn sensor – The turn sensor measures rotation of the turn knob. Spin it back and forth to get a response.
Touch sensor – The touch sensor measures small changes in electrical conductivity, such as when your body touches both contacts. Connect the contacts with your skin (and your friends) to get a response.
Light sensor – The light sensor measures ambient light. Shine a flashlight or create a shadow (by covering it) to get a response.
Temperature sensor – The temperature sensor measures ambient temperature. Put it in a warm place or cool place to get a response.
Button sensor – The button sensor makes a measurement when you depress it. Push the button to get a response.
Motion sensor – The motion sensor measures changes in velocity. Shake it left to right to get a response.
Sensors measure what’s going on in the physical world.
Magnetic Sensor – The magnetic sensor measures magnetic fields. Bring it near a magnet to get a response.
The uses of Verve 2 are only limited by the imagination. Anyone can bring their ideas to life without the need for programming or electronics knowledge. VERVE 2 ships with eight different sensors that can be used to create thousands of different experiences.
Some fun examples of using VERVE 2 include: plug one of the included sensors into an apple and make it a musical instrument – this gives a whole new meaning to “playing on your Apple!” Or, how about playing Guitar Hero (videogame) with a tennis racket (replacing the much needed guitar)?! If you can think it, you can build it… and, often in under five minutes. It’s a pretty amazing tool and I look forwward to using it more in our home school routines.
VERVE 2 is now available on Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1yhoPFz