In Brief

By merging technologies, this DIY system overlays imagery directly onto surfaces

Augmented reality is a technology that brings together the real and ‘unreal.’ However, there’s always that nagging sense of fakery since you’d have to look through a pair of expensive glasses or through a phone screen to see the magic. Now, creative studio Convivial has created a DIY tutorial on how to make an AR book that you can look directly at.

On an Instructable, they reveal how they built this digital screen-free AR experience. Although the instructions are clear, be warned that the process requires heavy coding especially on tracking and augmentation. Although the AR system relies on openFrameworks and different add-ons from that community, complex coding is still necessary.

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