E-catch Net brings 3D technology to kids' butterfly nets

Now here is an interesting concept. The E-catch Net by designers Zhang Cheng, Tuo Jin, Lin-en Wang & Xiaoneng Jin is a concept that combines the playfulness of childhood exploration with the latest technology for learning.

The net scans the butterfly as it passes through the hoop and tells the child all about the insect they just encountered and allows them to print out a model of the butterfly. The up side is that it is a way of catching without the possibility of killing. The downside is that it isn't quite as fascinating to learn about an animal when you can't examine it up close in person. Paper doesn't quite cut it. But it is a happy medium for protecting nature when encouraging kids to explore through play.

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© Zhang Cheng, Tuo Jin, Lin-en Wang & Xiaoneng Jin via Yanko Design

© Zhang Cheng, Tuo Jin, Lin-en Wang & Xiaoneng Jin via Yanko Design

Tags: Concepts & Prototypes | Education | Insects | Technology