Get your drawing skills ready, kids. Here is the perfect aquarium that doesn’t require any maintenance — only creativity!
The Picturerium is a digital fish tank. There are no live fish inside the “aquarium”. Instead you create your own fish by drawing them on special cards.
There are then scanned by your iPhone camera so that the fish appear inside the Picturerium. There are “food cards” too, where you can draw a cake and the snack is then “eaten” by the inhabitants of the underwater world. You can even insert your own photos onto the fish and other characters (mermaid, octopus, etc) so you or your friends appear to be swimming inside the tank.
You need to use the dedicated app with your iPhone 5 or iPhone 6 (available in different languages) but most of the hard work involves analog skills with drawing tools and paper!
Similar to other recent interactive digital toys like the JouJou Cube Touch or Eederu Sunaba, Japan’s toy makers once again show us how to fight against the curve of a declining birthrate in style!