bit.evolution, ‘Hatch Your Dinosaur!’ is an activity for children which focuses on creative play; play using creativity and imagination.
It was first launched at Maker Faire Bangkok, 2018. The project is currently being developed further for bit.studio’s future project (stay tuned!).
HOW IT WORKS
Each child gets given a sphere shaped dinosaur egg to draw and color their imaginations on. After drawing, the egg is scanned using multiple cameras, taking the pattern on the sphere and wrapping it on a 3D dinosaur model. The dinosaur models include Tyrannosauruses, Pteranodons, Apatosauruses, Triceratops.
The eggs which appear on the screen hatch into baby dinosaurs and grow into adult dinosaurs over time. This provide children with an element of surprise!
Moreover, children can give their dinosaurs personalities by recording their facial expressions and voices using facial motion tracking technology and voice alteration technology; the bigger the dinosaur the deeper the voice.
The experience allows children to interact with technology in a more creative manner, not only consuming the content, but creating it as well.