Mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes—become the master of your own topographic creations with an augmented reality sandbox. This project uses a Kinect camera, a projector, a big tub of sand, and some free software to overlay a colorful, animated topographic map over piles of sand. The map constantly updates as you move the hills and mountains around with your hands. The best part of the video is when The Lord makes it rain, causing an epic flood and sending thousands of unseen inhabitants to their watery graves.
We wrote about the AR Sandbox three years ago when the project first made the rounds. It’s the work of Oliver Kreylos at UC Davis, who has also posted a comprehensive set of instructions on his website.
Now, it’s even easier to build one yourself. The people at the Linux-powered hardware company System76 have rolled up all the free software you’ll need and fashioned a tutorial. Go forth and create, then destroy, the sand worlds of your imagination!
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