Augmented reality mini TARDIS is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside

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AR TardisGreg Kumparak

If you're a Doctor Who fan, there's a good chance you have some sort of mini TARDIS sitting around your house. However, if you really want the full effect of the TARDIS—that is, one that's bigger on the inside than its police box exterior would have you believe—you're reading the right blog post.

Greg Kumparak made this mini TARDIS from scratch, complete with LED lighting, along with an Android app that uses augmented reality to give his TARDIS a realistic interior (circa 2005-2010 series). Simply point an Android phone or tablet at the TARDIS's open door, and you’ll be able to take a peak inside.

Greg used Blender to build the 3D rendering of the TARDIS interior, and then played around with Unity software and Qualcomm's Vuforia AR SDK to build the Android app. Greg placed a psychedelic pattern onto the front of the TARDIS; the app recognizes this pattern, and displays the TARDIS's interior onscreen in its place.

This is a pretty incredible project, but I'd love to see a life-sized version of this project. Get on it, DIYers!

[Greg Kumparak via Engadget]

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