Augmented Reality Sandbox

Powered by GeForce and OpenGL, the Augmented Reality Sandbox lets users sculpt mountains, canyons and rivers, then fill them with water or even create erupting volcanoes. The Modeling and Educational Demonstrations Laboratory Curriculum Materials Center in the Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at UCLA have created the sandbox to help students learn about Topography.

They are able to take a Topographic Map in the classroom and try to recreate the features by manipulating the sand to sculpt mountains, canyons and rivers, then fill them with water or even create erupting volcanoes.

Read more about the Augmented Reality Sandbox on UCLA’s website >>