A fun game that will help kids and adults learn how to read some basic music rhythms.
60 entertaining levels that get progressively more challenging.
This game has been developed in collaboration with professional musicians and educators.
The green outer ring with 5 primary partitions and and 300 smaller partitions gives 59/300 turns per minute counterclockwise: 11.8 turns per hour.
The planetary gear of the seconds, in green color, is driven by the outer ring and gives 59 rph counterclockwise. And in turn, the axis makes a complete turn clockwise, rolling on the inside of the crown of the minutes, by hour.
The hand of the minutes, in blue color, turning on the central axis and linked to the axis of the planetary gear of the seconds, makes a complete turn every hour.
The wheel that rotates clockwise integrally with its base and with the hand of the minutes, make to spin counterclockwise two blue planetary wheels. These two planetary wheels spins counterclockwise a third planetary gear.
The third planetary wheel rotates one turn per hour clockwise and transmits the rotation to the fourth planetary wheel. The fourth planetary wheel spins counterclockwise and progresses clockwise.
The fourth blue planetary wheel gives 2 turns on itself and its axis gives the entire turn around the sphere of the clock every 12 hours.
On the four planetary wheels is mounted the hour hand: a big red triangle, giving rigidity to the structure and indicating the hours and rotating clockwise.
The big red triangle, linked to a freewheel on the central axis, drives the rotation of the three static planetary yellow wheels of the day. Turning counterclockwise about its fixed axis, rotates counterclockwise the yellow big crown that distinguishes the day light hours, of the darkness of the night and makes a complete turn every 24 hours.
The big red triangle, also linked to another freewheel on the central axis, drives the rotation of three static planetary wheels magenta of the week, much bigger than those for the day. Turning counterclockwise about its fixed axis, and spinning counterclockwise the crown magenta indicating the day of the week, and makes a complete turn every week.
The buttons are used to toggle the different layers of the watch:
-. Blue hand of minutes, and the green planetary gear of the seconds
-. Green crown of the seconds.
-. Static blue sphere of the hours and the minutes.
-. Planetary gear set and red triangle of the hours.
-. Planetary gear set in yellow color, and yellow crown of the day and the night
-. Planetary gear set in magenta color, and yellow crown of weekday.
-. Clock base body.
-. Dragging a finger, you can move the clock from its initial position.
-. Joining or separating and sliding two fingers on the screen, reduce or increase the size of the watch.
-. Dragging and rotating about the central axis with the finger on the red triangle of the hours, you can change the time. After removing the finger, the 'circadian clock', will slowly readjusting to redial the actual system time.
Technical drawings for the Circadian Clock:
© 2014 Maurici Carbó, architect.
Note from developer:
The term 'circadian' comes from the Latin 'circa', meaning "around" (or "approximately"), and 'diem' or 'dies', meaning "day".
This app is only a clock, with many layers, showing many overlapped mechanisms, with zoom. The triangle of the hours is manually adjustable, and has an algorithm to reset the clock to the system time after any adjustment.
Nothing concerning the biological circadian cycle.
But one of the layers of the clock represents daylight.
Put your rhythm skills to the test!
Above all this game is highly entertaining with a great soundtrack to play along to, but it also has the added benefit of teaching you to read the most commonly used music rhythm notation.
Developed in collaboration with professional musicians and educators.
You can enjoy the app in a variety of ways, such as letting your child touch according to his or her age (in months) and behavior and letting him or her position stamp after stamp to relieve stress, which develops your child's sensitivity.
★How to play★
Touch a character and tap the screen to place a stamp with a sound effect.
Tap the stamp that you've just placed, and you'll be rewarded with a sound effect and a motion.
Tap the upper right icon to select a song and a scene, to enjoy them in your favorite situation.
Stamps are placed to the rhythm of the music, up to a maximum of 30, so this is an effective exercise for training your child's finger dexterity.
Needless to say, the app enables you to learn pure sounds without music, so you can play it according to your child's age (in months) and his or her environment.
Both a parent and child can play eurhythmics together to the rhythm of the music.
Children and infants aged 0 to 3
Both a parent and child can enjoy playing it together.
You can select one of three types of scene, namely, children's favorite "mountain", "sea", and "town", and can enjoy realistic sounds and motions.
[Mountain] Dog, chick, lion, elephant, monkey, horse, pig, cow, cat, bear
[Sea] Crab, whale, penguin, turtle, dolphin, seal, fish, scallop, starfish, shark
[Town] Car, patrol car, UFO, helicopter, train, bicycle, motorbike, ambulance, airplane, rocket
The app uses colors that are easy for infants to recognize, so it can be used as learning material even by infants of only a few months to develop their sense of rhythm and sensitivity.
Full of songs that both a parent and child can enjoy together and which everyone knows!
The app not only lets you place stamps, but also offers a variety of elements with which you can enjoy playing with music.
This is a free app and you will never be prompted to add pay songs or be concerned about your child purchasing them by mistake. You can use it without worry.
- HEIGH-HO -SNOW WHITE-
- LITTLE APRIL SHOWER -BAMBI
- PUPPY LOVE
(3 songs in total)
・For a parent and child who want to play eurhythmics together to the rhythm of music
・As an educational app for children who love animals and vehicles
・As a fun tool for children who won't stop crying
・As a tool for a parent and child who want to play together
Besides the uses listed above, you can enjoy learning and playing with the app in many other ways!
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