DIY Kit: Augmented Reality Sandbox
This fantastic DIY Kit includes everything you need to build your own tabletop AR Sandbox exhibit (besides the sand and sandbox). We provide instructions on how to construct your own sandbox - or you may build your own custom box.
The DIY Kit includes:
- Flat Packed Equipment Stand
- Desktop PC with AR Sandbox Software pre installed. The open-source software was designed by a team of scientists at UC-Davis.*
- BenQ Short Throw Projector
- Kinect Depth Sensor
- All cables, connectors and hardware required for use
- USB with detailed assembly instructions, build video, calibration video, Sandbox Construction Instructions
Control water/lava, rain/drought with the included keyboard, or make it rain with your hand.
Select between an Earth & Mars layout.
User-friendly software comes preinstalled & ready to use. Idea Fab Labs’ easy to use apps sit on top of the AR Sandbox software and make the set-up, use and calibration a breeze.
Detailed instructions and a simple build process make the assembly easy.
Note: Sandbox and sand not included
(we recommend 50+ lbs of Sandtastik).
Senses the changes made in the sandbox.
Displays the map.
Comes with keyboard, mouse, and AR software installed.
For assembling, setting up and calibrating your DIY AR Sandbox Kit.
Flat packed table top equipment stand ready to assemble.
Built in the USA
Designed & manufactured in Chico, CA.
22.5”W • 26”D • 53”H
1″ expanded PVC, acrylic.
120 volt ac
“Schreder Planetarium received grants and support from friends to purchase an Augmented Reality Sandbox from Idea Fab Labs and our visitors are thrilled! We have several major interactive exhibits at the planetarium but the Sandbox is the hit by far. Both kids and adults enjoy changing the landscape and watching the elevation colors instantly change to match the new land forms.
Sometimes I just let them do this for awhile as they oooh and ahhh before I tell them about the rain feature. Once they fill their watersheds with “water” their wonder increases even more. In our world these landscapes can be on any planet, which makes the lava function a terrific fit for us. More than once a visitor has said that the Sandbox alone is worth the price of admission. We opted to keep the workings exposed and the wood natural for a more industrial-technological feel. Maintenance has been easy with almost all sand staying in the box. The bit that is spilled is caught by the exterior trough. ”
Director of Science Programs
Shasta County Office of Education