The SandyStation, the New Star of Your Classroom

So, you became a teacher. You adore kids, and you’re enthusiastic about shaping little minds. But let’s be honest. It’s no walk in the park teaching kids in 2020, or 2021 for that matter. With the vast amounts of technology available to them, there’s bound to be a “cooler” app available compared to a stuffy old textbook. 

With the SandyStation, gone are the days of frantically trying to grasp the attention of your students. Teach your students about geography while stimulating multiple senses, a proven way to effectively transfer knowledge. The interactive educational SandyStation will no doubt be the star of your classroom.

What is the SandyStation?

A sandbox is fun on its own. But pair one with a 3D-camera and a projector, and you can let your imagination really run wild. And that’s what the SandyStation is all about. 

With the SandyStation, you’ll bring an ecosystem into your classroom that your students can discover and explore through sight and touch. 

A meandering river is just a few scoops away. Dig bodies of water that flow through the sand with every move you make. Or start stacking sand to build mountain peaks high. Turn it into a volcano by punching a hole into the peak, and watch its eruption slide over the surface.

Rather than only telling them about map contours, the SandyStation will help you involve your students by letting them play around with it.

The Interactive Globe addition

Now that you’ve brought an ecosystem into your classroom, why stop there? With the Interactive Globe, you’ll bring in the universe. 

Visualize how our continents’ placement developed over the centuries, show how a tsunami can spread over the world, or look at Mars from all different angles. The spherical form will help you display these natural phenomena in 3D.  

The Interactive Globe comes with multiple applications. Demonstrating the spread of the Fukushima radiation, for instance. Or show your class how ice on our globe developed throughout centuries and how our planet will most likely look in the future. Give your stories a literal new dimension by adding moving images in 3D.

How does it work?

With the SandyStation, a 3D-camera scans the projected area in real-time to track the height differences of sand. Connected with a projector, you’ll immediately see water seeping into the hole you just dug or rock-forming on top of a hill you just created, bringing the pile of sand to life. 

With the Interactive Globe addition, you’ll bring in the whole universe. Top off your SandyStation with a whiteboard and a sphere, and you’re all set. Additionally, you can use a mouse with a trackball to spin the projected globe.

A small touchpad is included to help you navigate through different applications. As a result, you can effortlessly switch between water simulations in the sandbox to time zones on the sphere.

Why choose the SandyStation

Setting up the SandyStation is a breeze. Because we know your time is precious as a teacher, and you’ve probably got a million other things to do. We’ll ship it to you nearly ready-to-go. All we ask from you is to assemble two parts, put sand into the box, and plug it all in. That’s it, you’ve just brought the universe into your classroom! 

We don’t expect you to be a technological mastermind. A small touch screen containing everything you need to smoothly switch between the different modes is included; no calibrating or downloading extra software. You’re good to go from the minute you plug everything in. 

If you have any questions remaining, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. We appreciate your interest, and we’ll gladly tell you all about the SandyStation.