The Augmented Reality Sandbox

Concept and Design:

The Augmented Reality Sandbox was developed by the UC Davis W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES,, supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL 1114663.

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Fabrication: Mark Soperman, John-Paul Pochin

The Augmented reality Sandbox is an opensource project. The software and even designs for the sandbox itself can be downloaded from the website above. Since the project was released many of these have been created throughout the world and numerous other projects have been created, inspired by this project.

The power of Opensource!


Kinect Sensor

Computer (Running Ubuntu Linux)



White Silica Sand