Augmented Reality Sandbox
AR Sandbox uses a computer projector and a motion sensing input device (a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera) mounted above a box of sand. When you shape the sand in the sandbox, the Kinect detects the distance to the sand below, and a visualization of an elevation model with contour lines and a colour map assigned by elevation is cast from an overhead projector onto the surface of the sand. Move the sand, and the Kinect perceives changes in the distance to the sand surface, and the projected colours and contour lines change accordingly.
Some guidance and outline lesson plans at https://riverweytrust.org.uk/sarndbox
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|Subject(s)||Computing, Effective use of tools, Programming, Impact of technology, Design and technology, Electronics, programming and control, Science, Earth science, Practical work, Demonstrations|
|Age||5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Last updated||08 January 2021|
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