Experience New Technologies from Intel at Best Buy – 3d Printing, Virtual Reality & More!

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Did you ever imagine being able to experience technology like a 3d printer or virtual reality? If you are like me, you’ve experienced these kinds of technologies through the use of media, but never had the chance to see or use them first hand. 

The same with most Americans, we get excited about the opportunities to learn about new technologies, while half of us are frustrated about the lack of access to them beyond what they read or see in media.

Well now this is about to change!

Best Buy has teamed up with Intel to bring the new Intel technology experience to 50 stores around the nation. The Intel Technology Experience will let customers, from techies to technophobes, play, explore and be inspired by the power of technology with hands on activities.

I recently made a visit into my local Best Buy store to check out the new Intel Experience exhibit. 

Experience New Technologies from Intel at Best Buy - 3d Printing, Virtual Reality & More!

The Intel Experience covers about 240 square feet and includes activities like 3d printing, racing on Mars in an augmented reality world, master beats and remix tracks by Ne-Yo as a digital DJ, and the latest PC and tablet devices powered by Intel Processors.

Experience New Technologies from Intel at Best Buy - 3d Printing, Virtual Reality & More!

Andrea spent a good amount of time with the 3d printing station. She was able to create her own robot, choose it’s head, arms, body and legs, she could even choose her robot colors. 

We didn’t come during a time when a staff member would be there for the printing, but each store is staffed with a specially trained Best Buy Blue Shirt to answer those questions and make the most of each area within the experience. Be sure to check with your store to see when someone will be there.

Experience New Technologies from Intel at Best Buy - 3d Printing, Virtual Reality & More!

Experience New Technologies from Intel at Best Buy - 3d Printing, Virtual Reality & More!

Experience New Technologies from Intel at Best Buy - 3d Printing, Virtual Reality & More!

Andrew and I really loved the Mars experience. With the use of an Intel tablet, we were able to use augmented virtual reality to drive around Mars. I’ve never experienced anything like this before!

Simply hover the tablet over the landing pad on the Mars display and your vehicle comes to life. Using the pad, you can drive the buggy around and it appears like you are really driving it around on the display in front of you. Very very cool.

Experience New Technologies from Intel at Best Buy - 3d Printing, Virtual Reality & More!

Experience New Technologies from Intel at Best Buy - 3d Printing, Virtual Reality & More!

The final thing we experienced was the master beats and remix tracks by Ne-Yo as the digital DJ. The tablets work by letting you push buttons to add in extra sounds into the music. Then the other tablet worked by letting you interact with the display screen. When you choose the fog option, the screen will suddenly start to bring in the fog from the sides, there is also a confetti option so you can drop confetti from the top of the screen down onto the crowd. The DJ interacted with everything you did and it felt like we were right there in the scene.

It was really a neat experience to go hands on with such new technology. We’ve been hearing about 3d printers for a long time, but never thought there would be an opportunity to see one first hand. If you live near one of the 50 participating Best Buys, stop in and check out the Intel Experience!

For more information about the Intel Technology Experience areas, including a list of stores, visit www.bestbuy.com/intel.

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29 thoughts on “Experience New Technologies from Intel at Best Buy – 3d Printing, Virtual Reality & More!

  • November 14, 2014 at 12:45 am
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    We recently checked out the Intel experience at our own local Best Buy. The Mars game is really cool! Reply
  • November 12, 2014 at 8:15 pm
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    What a cool experience. I love bringing kids into technology and learning environments. Reply
  • November 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm
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    No way- I want to go there! Lol. Looks like a great and educational time. Reply
  • November 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm
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    Looks like the kids had a blast! We need to head to Best Buy to start our holiday shopping! Reply
  • November 11, 2014 at 6:45 pm
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    Looks like I need to pay a visit to Best Buy pretty soon. Looks like some fun stuff going on Reply
  • November 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm
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    Very cool. I hope it's coming to a Best Buy near me. I'll have to go see. Thanks for sharing, seems like a lot of fun and a good reason to go visit a store. Reply
  • November 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm
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    We love Beat Buy. We can spend hours int he store checking out the latest and greatest! The new LG OLEO TV is our newest favorite! Reply
  • November 11, 2014 at 3:14 pm
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    3D printers are so crazy cool! Seriously, I cannot even wrap my head around them! Reply
  • November 11, 2014 at 2:58 pm
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    This is just another great reason to go to Best Buy. I love to go shopping at Best Buy they have great customer service. Reply
  • November 11, 2014 at 2:15 pm
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    I have an Intel tablet that I love. So fast and smooth. I know I should say "My kids would love that experience" but - to be honest - I think I would too! Reply
  • November 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm
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    Intel is such a great product/brand/company. So is Best Buy! I still can't get over how quickly technology progresses these days. Reply
  • November 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm
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    I've never been to an Intel store before. Looks very hands on! Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 10:40 pm
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    How cool! I'll have to check out these products! Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm
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    I don't know much about Intel sadly. But, I do know that I love Best Buy LOL! Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 9:04 pm
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    These kids have some serious techy toys to play with for the future! Wow so exciting I want a 3D Printer!! Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 9:00 pm
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    This really does sound like a great time! I will check to see if this is at a local Best Buy and go if I can. Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 8:14 pm
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    It does sound like a fun experience. I'd love to see the kids do the digital DJ. Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 6:27 pm
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    I love shopping at Best Buy for all the latest and greatest technology. Thrilled to learn about their intel experience. Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm
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    That's a pretty cool experience for sure! It would really be awesome when someone was there to show special features too. Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm
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    I'm so behind! I just learned of 3D printing and it so cool! This looks Like such a cool experience! Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm
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    Nice post. Those look so coo im going to have to check them out for myself. Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm
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    This sounds like a great event. I'll have to see if we have this going on in our area. Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 3:28 pm
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    What a neat experience for the family. Love all the things Best Buy has and does. Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 3:16 pm
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    I saw a 3D printer demo the other day and it was SO cool. This is such a neat event. Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm
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    What a great event. My son and husband wouldn't want to leave. I have always been curious on how a 3D printer works. Reply
  • November 10, 2014 at 9:57 am
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    Sounds like a can't miss event! Best Buy has everything, don't they? Reply

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