TheMerge XR Kitis a set of ten (10) XR headsets, mobile devices, and interactive cubes that transport your students into immersive lessons and experiences. Your students can go on virtual field trips, see life from new perspectives, and experience learning firsthand. The Merge XR Kit is perfect for students of all ages and is ideal for teachers who are interested in developing their own XR classroom experiences.
Number of kits available: 4
Max users per kit: 10 at once
Checkout period: 1 week
Suitable for grades: 3-10
To learn more about the Merge AR/VR headset and cube,view the following demo presentation:
Drop the smartphone into the Merge Headset with the screen facing towards you.
Be sure to remove the protective lens covers that come on the Merge Headset lenses.
Once you place the headset on your head, readjust the straps as needed.
If necessary, push the phone inside the goggles down all the way after the headset is fully on your head.
The headset is fitted with a lens adjustment (top and bottom) that can slide left or right to give you a clearer picture.
To interact with an XR experience, while holding the top and bottom adjustments, press down on the left and right input buttons.
The following tutorial videos will show you how to:
Use the Merge headset in VR mode (1)
Use the Merge cube with the Merge headset (2)
Click on any of the video icons below to begin the selected tutorial.
View the full list of Merge experiences at Merge Miniverse. If the experience you want isn't already installed on the kit devices please contact library staff at Library.MakerLab@nau.edu to request the experience be added to our selection.
Assemblr - Assemblr helps you create a more accessible and exciting learning experience for your students in both 3D & AR. Turn lessons into stunning 3D visuals or simulate models from every subject that can be accessed using a simple QR code and your mobile device's camera. Requires Wi-Fi.
Tags: Education, Experiences, Custom Content
Civilizations AR - Putting history in your hand - the BBC's first ever Augmented Reality app 'Civilisations AR' brings art and culture direct to you from across the world. Discover the secrets of ancient Egypt, reveal hidden layers beneath Renaissance masterpieces and learn more about the origins of these cultural treasures and the people who made them.
Tags: Culture, History, Art
CoSpaces EDU - CoSpaces Edu lets you and your students build 3D creations, animate them with code and explore them in Virtual or Augmented Reality. Creating with CoSpaces Edu develops digital literacy, enhances creativity and fosters collaboration in the classroom. Requires Wi-Fi.
Tags: Education, Experiences, Custom Content
Expeditions - Google Expeditions is an immersive learning and teaching tool that lets you go on VR trips or explore AR objects. Explore historical landmarks, go down to the atomic level, get up close with sharks – even visit outer space! Requires Wi-Fi.
Tags: Geography, Culture, History, Travel
Google Arts and Culture - The Google Arts and Culture app includes high-resolution images, videos, tours, and interactive experiences from over 2000 museums and archives from across the world. Your students can walk through famous art galleries, join narrated tours of historic sites, or see museum exhibits come to life with videos and animations. Requires Wi-Fi.
Tags: Geography, Culture, Travel, History, Art
Google Street View - Street View, by Google Maps, is a virtual representation of our surroundings on Google Maps, consisting of millions of panoramic images. Requires Wi-Fi.
Tags: Geography, Culture, Travel
Human Anatomy Atlas - Human Anatomy Atlas offers thousands of models to help understand and communicate how the human body looks and works--and includes textbook-level definitions. Use it as a reference, instead of an anatomy textbook, or to create virtual lab experiences. Requires Wi-Fi.
Tags: Health, Anatomy, STEM
JigSpace - JigSpace is a platform used to explore and share truly interactive, 3D models of machines, electronic devices, and more. Students can dive through dozens of Jigs, learn at your their pace, and satisfy their curiosity. Use Jig Workshop to create Jigs and share them with your class.
MERGE Explorer - Engage your students in active, hands-on learning with a MERGE Cube and the MERGE Explorer app. MERGE Explorer lets students investigate a smoking volcano, examine a great white shark, hold the earth in the palm of their hands, and much more.
Tags: Education, History, STEM
Physics Lab AR - Play with various circuit components, build your own 3D electric circuits, and see how they work in real time. Anyone can enjoy the fun of scientific experiments. Perfect for teachers to demonstrate physics experiments in class and for students to explore inside and beyond classroom.
Tags: Education, Engineering, STEM
Star Chart VR - Star Chart VR is the ultimate virtual reality experience: A VR Planetarium! Star Chart VR lets you explore the solar system and night sky in a beautiful and accurate real-time simulation.
Tags: Astronomy, Experiences, STEM
YouTube VR - The YouTube VR app turns every video on the platform into your own virtual reality experience and reimagines YouTube as a 3D world you can explore from the inside. Requires Wi-Fi.