This amazing sandbox uses 3D visualization applications and a hands-on exhibit combining a real sandbox, virtual topography and water created using a closed loop of a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera, powerful stimulation and visualization software, and a data projector. The resulting (AR) sandbox allows users to create topography models by shaping real sand, which is then augmented in real time by an elevation color map, topographic contour lines, and stimulated water. The system teaches geographic, geologic, and hydro-logic concepts such as how to read a topography map, the meaning of contour lines, watersheds, catchment areas, leeves, and much more. The software was designed by a team of scientists at UC-Davis. The sandbox comes complete with the box, camera, projector, wire management, and laptop loaded with visualization software. The sandbox is made of solid oak and oak plywood and moves on heavy duty locking casters. A wire management system keeps the cords from interfering with the box. There is a handy shelf to hold the laptop while in use, which folds away with a collapsible hinge.
Note:Sand not included (we recommend 250lbs of Sandastik® sparkling white play sand). Detailed instructions for calibrating the software and running the program are included.
- Includes the sandbox, camera, projector, wire management and laptop with software
- Sandbox is 8"H X 40"W X 30"D and made of solid oak and oak veneer
- Heavy duty locking casters
- SEFA Compliant and MAS Certified Green
- Depth is 46" when shelf is up
- Assembly is required
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Made in the USA