3-D. Interactive. Dynamic.
Powerful education tool

 A hands-on sandbox exhibit combined with 3D visualization applications created by researchers at UC Davis.

Simply mold the sand by hand and the landscape comes to life! The sand is augmented in real-time with an elevation color map, topographic contour lines, and simulated water.




Build your own

What you will need:

  • Computer (good graphics card & Linux)
  • Microsoft Kinect 3D camera
  • Digital projector
  • Mount for Kinect camera & projector (above the sandbox)
  • AR Sandbox software
  • Sandbox
  • Sand