We have a very cool temporary addition to the Edge, an augmented reality sandbox that one of our patrons built and is making available to us for a week or two.
We will hold a drop-in session where you can explore the sandbox features on Wednesday, May 29th, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
White Plains resident Aaron Couts has generously made his Augmented Reality sandbox available to the Library. The AR sandbox, an open source project developed at the University of California, Davis (https://arsandbox.ucdavis.edu/) is made up of a video projector, a Microsoft K'nect 3D sensor, and of course a computer with the software developed at UC@Davis. Unlike most augmented reality systems, the AR sandbox requires no special goggles to see the AR effects, a feature that makes for a much more engaging and interactive experience among everyone who sees it—not just one person wearing goggles.