Many thanks to Caitlin Fisher and Andrew Roth for hosting OARN’s Spring Workshop at York University’s Augmented Reality Lab. Titled “Stickers, Straws, and Augmented Reality: the DIY approach to Prototyping AR experiences” the workshop helped us get to know four simple AR authoring tools: SnapDragonAR, BuildAR(free), FLARToolkit (including easy-to-use, open-source architectures the Lab built for the Toronto Museum Project), and Aurasma.
We worked with found footage, assets and models to build simple experiences that demonstrated the technology first hand. Those new to AR were able to quickly assemble some working AR, and start thinking about the possibilities for larger, more advanced projects. It was a perfect introduction to some easy-to-use tools.
If you’d like to try one of the Lab’s augmented reality experiences, go to: www.futurestories.ca/osc.