Concept Behind the 3D Interactive Sandbox is Simple Yet Mind-boggling …You’ve Got to Check It Out

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Playing in the sandbox is a fun and exciting activity, especially for kids. This allows them to create rivers, lakes, tunnels, and volcanoes, purely from their imagination.

So, the researchers at UC Davis thought of a way to bring to life the imaginary scenes in the minds of the youngsters using interactive 3D projection technology. They call their invention the AR Sandbox.

With the help of a projector, an interactive topographic map with real-time contour and elevation, is displayed in the sandbox

It also works alongside a Kinect

 

 

If you want to create valleys and hills that match a certain landscape, the computer will make the necessary changes in the projection

This new technology isn’t just amusing. It is also a fun way to teach kids some geography lessons

Below is a photo of the AR Sandbox, unveiled at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.

 

 

Today, different museums from all over the world are making their own fun and interactive sandboxes

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Watch how this amazing sandbox works in the video below:

 

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