Gadgetarium is a unique 3D encyclopedia that highlights some of the most extraordinary inventions ever created. Designed for children ages 6 and up, it shows these gadgets as 3D models, allowing children to see them from all different angles. If your son or daughter is fascinated with finding out how things work, Gadgetarium is the perfect app to encourage that curiosity.
How the App Works-
Gadgetarium is an iPad app that was released in January 2015 by Gutenbergz.
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The user interface is designed to encourage free exploration, with two distinct ways of accessing the gadgets. The first way is to use the Timeline, which is located on the right side of the screen. Up and down arrows allow you to view all the gadgets in the order in which they were invented. The first invention included in the Timeline is the wheel (in 5000 B.C.). Scrolling further, you find a thermometer, a photocamera, a sewing machine, a light bulb, and a television. The newest invention to be included is Google glass.
Once an invention is chosen, it is displayed on the screen, along with a number of controls. The top one (the flywheel) provides a written explanation of the device. Below that is the cube icon, which allows the object to be rotated 360°. Directly below that is the play icon, which activates the gadget's animation along with an audio explanation of its development.
The second way to explore in Gadgetarium is to go to the Gadgetbox. The Gadgetbox is located along the left side of the screen; it shows all the inventions. From here is it possible to do a little inventing of your own by putting two or more gadgets together. Your new creation can be saved to your personal Collection or shared via social media.
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The educational content of Gadgetarium meets expectations. The descriptions of the inventions are complete and written in an interesting and informative style Where Gadgetarium exceeds expectations, however, is for creativity and design. The graphics here are spectacular- sharp, detailed, and colorful, and they are brought to life by the animations, which show the object is great detail.
In a Nutshell-
Overall, this is an app that will appeal to children who are interested in learning about ancient and modern inventions. The inventors and engineers of the next generation will be intrigued and inspired by Gadgetarium.
Gadgetarium is availabe for download via the iTunes App Store - iPad
At the time of this review, Gadgetarium contains no ads, nor does it offer any in-app purchases (IAP). There is a links to social media and the internet in the app.
Review by Julie Peterson, a speech/language pathologist (SLP) currently working in a school setting, serving children with special needs ages 6 to 14. With so many choices available to parents, my goal is to share accurate information about the apps I review, so that you can make smart choices for your children.
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