Android Things Lantern

Real-world AR with Google's new IoT platform

Transform any surface into AR using Raspberry Pi, a laser projector, and Android Things.

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Amazing new Android Things Lantern by the guys at Nord Projects in partnership with Google. "Rather than insisting that every object in our home and office be 'smart', Lantern imagines a future where projections are used to present ambient information, and relevant UI within everyday objects. Point it at a clock to show your appointments, or point to speaker to display the currently playing song. Unlike a screen, when Lantern’s projections are no longer needed, they simply fade away." https://youtu.be/43cJ0XZKiaY
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The augmented clock is a cool concept! Nice work guys!
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@jamiesunderland cheers Jamie! That was my favourite too. I think it is the ultimate blend of old and new. A lot of our thinking with Lantern is it's ability to use smart, graphical overlays to enhance analog or 'dumb' objects with meaningful data/interactions
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What a great use of Raspberry Pi and Android Things!
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@mattrichardson Thanks Matt! It was a breeze working with the Pi for this :)
@benpawle @Joerick This is a project. What is the song playing in the video? Shazam no worky.
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@benpawle @lancescadden1 hey lance! I wrote the track for the video last week! Can send you an mp3 if you like :)
This was our first project using Android Things and Kotlin, but it was a really quick path to rich graphical, connected prototypes. If anyone has any questions on those technologies I'd be happy to share our experience
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@joerick Have you seen https://dynamicland.org/ ? This kind of form-factor + wide-angle projection + cv would be fun.
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