Magazine article Technology and Children

Design Engineering Using Gyphon Bricks

Magazine article Technology and Children

Design Engineering Using Gyphon Bricks

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Gryphon Bricks is an incredible brick building software program for students of all ages. Available on a hybrid CD-ROM for Macintosh and Windows, the program features over 330 brick styles, with an enormous library of pieces to create virtually anything in a "three dimensional" model form on the computer. Students can build structures such as space stations, design airplanes or cars, or even create dinosaurs and people using the large variety of bricks. The easy access menus allow students to select a brick color and shape, move and rotate the pieces, and even animate their building sequence. The program comes with two versions on the same program. A special,"kid version" has larger buttons and an automatic save function for younger students. Each function in this version has a sound associated with it as well as over 50 pre-made models for ideas. The "older kids version" has all the features of the kids version plus many advanced design tools that allow the user to have more than one creation open at one time and available in multiview form. …

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