The students were amazed. I demoed two examples of augmented reality. In honor of Earth Day on April 22 I chose GE's smart grid augmented reality project. It features an interactive solar farm or a wind farm which magically appear out of symbol printed on a piece of paper. I think this would make a great kick off activity for any Earth Day lesson or alternative energy activity. The second example I chose featured a friendly little green monster that waves and looks around.
What you need to try this out:
- A web cam
- A printer
- A web browser with Adobe Flash