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Popular expo making sci-tech fun for all the kids

It’s time to give the kids an enjoyable weekend with the latest science and technology products on show at Shanghai’s 6th Popular Science Products Expo, where they can “race” with others via augmented reality and 5G technologies and interact with dinosaurs.

The four-day exhibition opens tomorrow at the Shanghai Exhibition Center. Visitors can try new high-tech products, watch a drama in an “immersive theater” and learn about China’s latest scientific achievements.

On the ground floor at the East Tower of the exhibition center, Zhang Limin and his team from Beijing PhantomVR Technology Co have prepared a circuit for their company’s 5G augmented reality car racing game. “Our components are all 3D printed and we hope both children and adults can enjoy the fun of car racing with our devices and system,” said Zhang.

He said the company’s Peerless Campus Tour allows players to sit in front of a screen and use a steering wheel to control the model cars on the track. Each car has a 5G signal receiver and a camera. Its view will be processed with augmented reality technology and give players the feeling that they are actually behind the wheel. 

Xi’an HangMei Engineering Technology Development Co, an exhibition service provider, has its “Jurassic Park” to the show with several large artificial dinosaurs placed on the second floor of the West Tower.

Visitors can use an “air cannon” to shoot a box of food to a triceratops which will respond if you chose the right type of food. After five shots, it will “fart” and wake up a few baby dinosaurs in eggs.

Two pachycephalosaurus are about to have a “boxing” fight after two visitors press the button on the two sides and make a loud cry. Which pachycephalosaurus wins will depend on how loud the cry is.

Boards near these dinosaurs give detailed introduction of them in Chinese and English.




 

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