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Here is a proper use of augmented reality for Android and Dr. Who

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Here is a proper use of augmented reality for Android and Dr. Who
If you do not know who Dr. Who is, then there is not much we can do for you. It is a British science fiction TV series that been on the air in one form or another since 1963 and has nearly 800 episodes to its credit.

Well Greg Kumparak, who hails from TechCrunch fame, is a fan of Dr. Who. On a whim, he decided to build his own TARDIS (again, for those who do not know, that is Dr. Who’s time machine). Now the TARDIS is modeled off a 1960s-era police call box in the UK. What makes it special (besides being a time machine) is that it is way bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside.

Greg has talent, because he was able to reproduce the larger interior of the TARDIS despite its miniscule size made of soft-wood. He accomplished this by writing a lot of code and learning an application called “Blender,” (and a host of others) he was able to produce an augmented reality view of the inside of the TARDIS, with a humming environment sound to boot, when he scans over the zebra-like pattern with his Nexus camera.

Despite a “ridiculously steep learning curve” Blender and other codes presented, after hitting the books for only a couple months, Greg harnessed that talent to accomplish something truly cool. Does it serve any real purpose? Nope. Does it matter when you see the finished project? Nope.

It is a testament to the power of some of the programs that are available. If you are into that kind of thing, Greg’s project will no doubt intrigue you.

sources: GK’s Blog via Android Central






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posted on 23 Dec 2012, 03:44 3

2. anshul0000 (unregistered)


unable to understand the tech behind this.....but its cool

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 05:18 3

4. champ_vl (Posts: 44; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


This is so cool ! Augmented reality is a thing of the FUTURE. There are some AR apps on PlayStore if you want to check them out: "Augment" and "handsonAR"

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 07:07 2

5. Tsoliades (Posts: 213; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


This is awesome, I want to learn how to program Android apps.

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 08:21 1

7. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


PA, he's called 'The Doctor' not "Dr. Who." Doctor Who is just the name of show because no one knows the heck he is

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