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Augmented Reality SandBox is quite nice concept where you play with sand and a projector mounted on top of the sandbox projects constantly updating height-map on it. We've prepared a few installations.
This installation was created for DIY festival FreezeFest 2012. It used ad-hoc on-site construction, around 60kg of sand and SARndbox software (see below).
This installation was created for One Day with Informatics event held at Charles University Prague. It used IKEA1 construction, 50 kg of sand and SARndbox software (see below).
Software created by Oliver Kreylos for W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Lawrence Hall of Science, and ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. See http://idav.ucdavis.edu/~okreylos/ResDev/SARndbox/ for more info.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Our own re-implementation of AR SandBox that is capable of running on less-advanced hardware than SARndbox (which requires quite decent graphics card). AR-SandBox is designed with ARM platform in mind (like Raspberry Pi or BeagleBoard). Also auto-calibration feature is a must.
This portable construction was used for JDI 2012 installation (see photos above) and will be stationed at brmlab. It uses the following components from IKEA (hence the name):
This portable construction is built from IKEA components and custom parts from OBI.
SandyStation was created at Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen by Petr Altman and Robert Eckstein