The Augmented Reality Sandbox at Concord University
Today was the first time since its update (and first time at all for us) that we have gotten to play with the AR Sandbox.
An Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor captures the image of the sand in a live feed. It links to a projector that projects images (contour lines/colors/etc) onto the sand. It uses a software (I’m not sure the name off the top of my head, but it is free) that is responsible for the projections. Though the software itself is free, it requires very specific components to work properly (only runs on a certain version of Linux, requires a specific version of Kinect sensor, graphics card, etc). I can get more information if needed :)
This nifty tool provides students and others an opportunity to build mountains, valleys, and other structures and see contouring in real time as well as how structures affect the area in general. By holding your hand over the map, you can also generate rainfall!!
It was the big hitter of the geology department today.
(I’m trying to upload a video but it is not wanting to go up.)
Punk magenta printer ink cartridge slime boy because It’s not like I have enough characters that are blindingly pink :^)
He works for a sentient Printer/Copymachine hybrid robot and works with Black, Cyan, and Yellow! (some fellow ink slimes.) They were all created by fellow Concord scientists, but they all are a bit different from each other since they were made by 4 separate people.
Artistic representations of the battle of Lexington.
The first was produced just seven months after the battle by a Patriot militiaman, Amos Doolittle, who had fought during the British retreat from Concord and who had interviewed fellow militiamen present at Lexington. It shows dawn at Lexington Green, and a small gathering of militia being scattered by the regulars.
During the 19th century images of the battle became increasingly divorced from reality. The militia become increasingly well-attired, with the work of
François Godefroy being the most extreme - the engagement has been transformed into a pitched battle between hundreds of uniformed soldiers, complete with flying colours, heavy artillery and blazing buildings.
This is the only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 at 2,172 km/h (1,350 mph). This unique picture was taken in April 1985 by Adrian Meredith from a Tornado fighter jet, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for just 4 minutes over the Irish Sea. The RAF Tornado rapidly running out of fuel, and was struggling to keep up with Concorde.
The Concorde was a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet that operated until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04, with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued flying for the next 27 years.