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Virtual Sandbox (Sim City Meets Augmented Reality)

TweetA group of students at the National University of Singapore has developed an AR game similar to Sim City using VRML and ARToolKit. Virtual Sandbox is an educational software targeted at kids between the ages of 4-6. It provides children with an interactive learning environment for the learning of English vocabulary. By combining the concepts of […]

Steal This Idea – The Marble Run

TweetIf you’ve ever bought a marble run, rollercoaster or any other type of plastic track that requires hours of set up and falls to pieces at the wrong touch, then you’ll appreciate this idea.  Last week, my wife and kids set up a marble run in our living room.  It took hours to set up […]

AR Shooter – WARGame

TweetTim Verbelen and Pieter Dhondt have brought us the results of their MSc thesis.  In the video they take the concept of a FPS (First Person Shooter) like Doom or Quake and apply it to the real world.  Using materials available to them like papervision and Wii controllers, they were able to put on an […]