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AR Sandbox is action at Earth Fair 2017

Augemented Reality Sandbox

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Geography and Earth Science Department has constructed an AR Sandbox for instructional and outreach use.  Using software developed at University of California Davis a sandbox was built with help from the Departments of Biology, Recreation Management and Physics, and Information Technology Services (ITS), and Facilities Planning and Management. It is used to give students a better understanding of how map contours relate to physical terrain and how water from rain would flow on a terrain.  The ARSandbox is located in Cowley 256.

Students using AR Sandbox Students using AR Sandbox
Students using AR Sandbox

Views of the Sandbox

Oblique view

Augmented Reality Sandbox Major Components
Computer Aleinware x51 r3 (i5)
Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX970
Projector inFocus IN124sta
Mount CHIEF RSM A-D
SAND

Sandtastik Play Sand - Sparkling White

Kinect 1414
Mount Frame 80/20
Control Box

 Groovy TB3 Trackball

8 Spectra Lite Pushbuttons

4 Arcade Prime Pushbottons

Sandbox Size 36"x48"