Augmented Reality Sandbox

A collaboration with the Department of Civil Engineering, the goal of this project is to build the world’s largest augmented reality sandbox, writing the software entirely from scratch. By doing so, we can develop a single piece of software that works like a traditional desktop application running on any operating system compatible with Qt. We are also making it possible to use any commercially available RGB+D sensor, including the Kinect V2 time-of-flight sensor which boasts the largest field of view and highest sensor resolution. Our current table is 6’ x 4’ and uses a single short throw projector and Kinect V2 sensor. The video below shows the depth video from the Kinect V2 being fed directly to the projector to create a contour plot on the sand for real-time visualization. The kids loved it!
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