My summer project – augmented reality and Flash

Posted by on May 28, 2009

I was inspired recently by a man who doesn’t even know I exist (probably). That man is Saqoosha, and he lives in Japan. Some of what he does is develop the FLARToolkit.

If you haven’t seen or heard about augmented reality or the FLARToolkit, I suggest you head over to his site and take a look, or Google about it. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

So about three weeks ago I started looking into this technology and it just grabbed me. It grabbed me so hard and was shoving thoughts into my brain that I had to do something about it, thus, the summer project.

I roped another developer, Joe Adkins, into working with me, and together we are digging into the toolkit, looking at other libraries that people are creating, and in general right now getting our hands dirty with code. Right now I have code under my fingernails, code in my hair, and I dream about the toolkit at night.

You might be wondering what it is that I am actually doing with my summer project. Well, I am not going to tell you, yet. It’s still too early. Though as the name implies, I expect to have the first version done by the end of summer.

Stay tuned though, since I intend on posting some work in project shots, and maybe even a few working demos.