I have been following the research and application of Augmented Reality for a while now and been excited by the potential but not yet sen it applied in a way that might relate directly to Ponoko Users. Finally LEGO has come to the party with an in-store augmented reality mirror so that “kids” can see a 3D model of what their assembled LEGO construction ‘could’ look like projected on the box.
The same process could theoretically be developed so potential customers could print off a tag and see a 3D model of a proposed Ponoko Design. Sure you could look at a 3D animation on the screen just as easily but there is something so cool when you see it for the first time.
Thanks to David Rees at the Gadgeteer.