AR Sandbox

Kinect has been used for a bunch of interesting tech demos, but I haven’t seen a whole lot combining Kinect with tabletops and augmented reality at the same time. AR Sandbox lets users carve out sand sculptures in a digital sandbox, then simulate watering flowing through the contours of this landscape. What I really like about this project is that it is so easy for anyone to interact with and enjoy. Most of us have fond childhood memories of building crumbly towers along the beach and watching as they melt away in the rising tide (or simply submit to gravity.) This project lets you experience the joy of creating sculptures in a sandbox anywhere. Or at least, anywhere with a Kinect and a projector.

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