Wow! Augmented Reality Sandbox

This was fascinating– real sand paired with AR gear to project contour lines and simulated rain and water. The tech being used isn’t that expensive either. There is a Kinect camera, a fairly basic PC, and a projector. Kreylos states in the video that the camera can detect marks in the sand as small as 2mm. This would be a fascinating way for students (young or old) to learn about topography, rain fall, water erosion, etc.

Read more about Oliver Kreylos’s work in this post from Chris Mims. Also check out Kreylos’s blog here.

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