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  • Augmented Reality Sandbox
    2016

    AR.Sandbox is an augmented reality sandbox that overlays a projected contour map and virtual water system onto a physical layer of sand. As people manipulate the sand in the sandbox, the projection changes to show the newly developed mountain peaks and valleys of water.

    After a tremendous amount of public interest in our 2015 sandbox, our team realized an opportunity to to make the design more accessible, so that schools and organizations could build their own. In the winter of 2015 we designed a flat-pack version of the sandbox, which could be shipped and assembled on-site. The new design allowed the entire structure to be cut and assembled from a few sheets of plywood, without any additional fixatives or hardware. The files for this flat pack version are now available for download through the project site.

    The first version of the flat-pack design was successfully assembled at an elementary school on Spokane, Washington in the spring of 2016.

    Project team members: Trevor Dykstra, Vicki Ha, Letao Tao, Michelle Li, Rheanna Pless, Marlo Brown, Marta Kapoyos, Chris Wong, Joy Jin, Emily Danchik
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