Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Interactive map with KinectSandbox software

The application uses an ordinary sandbox to create an interactive hypsometric map. The sand, when shaped into forms, is augmented in real time by color change, contour lines and simulated water. It's an ever-changing topography model.
The program makes it easier to understand how a map works and grasp a lot of geographic concepts.

Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

How to use it?

Move your hand over the sand, build mountains ridges and dig deep valleys. Observe how colours change along with the change of height. In order to induce precipitation raise your hand above the sandbox. See how the water flows through the terrain. Learn geography in a simple and effective way. Most importantly though, experiment and have fun!

Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Hypsometric map

Is a specific type of a general geographic map. It represent the elevation of the terrain with colors. Different color regions are separated with contour lines – isohypses. The contour lines connect points with the same absolute height. It is customary to mark lowlands with shades of green, highlands in yellow and orange, whereas mountains are marked in red and brown or white.

Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Easy as it gets

Our goal with KinectSandbox was to create an easily accessible platform for both education and amusement. But how to do it? By making the program easy to use!

It has never been easier to make your own AR Sandbox! All you have to do is download the software. The comprehensive documentation section and DIY tutorial will guide you through all the steps.

Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Quality first

What really sets us apart from the competition is the attention to every detail. Once you see what our software looks like, you will never go back.

We didn’t just want to make an AR Sandbox software. We decided to make the best one.


The most advanced Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Augmented Reality Sandbox Software
Augmented Reality Sandbox Software


Some of the most distinctive features

Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Fast animation

35 fps @ full HD using integrated AMD Ryzen Vega graphics 120 FPS @ full HD using Nvidia RTX2030 Just run one the laptop


You can make any shape of the sandbox using masking tool

Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Customize Colorus

Use predefined colour schemes or create your own. The choice of colours is limited only by your imagination.

Touch screen / Tablet

The touchscreen feature lets users change certain parameters of the program while it’s running.

Custom translation

Translate all items into your language by typing text into .txt file

Made using game engine

Unity3D, a highly reliable game development environment

Custom development

If you require a specific software option, we can develop it for you.

Very good accuracy

Once calibrated, it will work for years.

Button control

Add an arcade button for visitors to control the application

Water simulation

The water simulation is based on the St. Venant equations (shallow water equations).

Overlay image

custom colors
country border
  • Colour options: choose from a range of colour schemes to appear in your sandbox, introduce blending between them and switch on/off the contour lines. What’s even better, you can upload your own colour plettes and have as many of them as you want!


  • Water textures: pick one of three different water looks to best fit the colours of the sand. All behave equally realistic.


  • Height adjustment: use the slider on the interface to change the projected height in real time.


  • Terrain freeze: a great tool for visualizing a 3d space onto a flat surface. Press freeze and put a lid on the sanbox to turn it into a traditional map!


  • Overlaying image: you can project an image of your choice on top of the map. Any transparent .png picture will do and it’s up to you what elements you will introduce.


  • 3d export: single press of a button exports the terrain shape to a .fbx file. Use it to make 3d prints! 
Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Make it yours

Our program is written from scratch in Unity 3D – a language mostly used for game development.

It allowed us to make the software really responsive but also easy to modify. The interface allows you to access a lot of options and if you want, you can upload your own content into the program.

There is also a wide range of additional modules, helping you to completely transform your experience. Choose what suits you best and have fun!


New additional modules are constantly developed

AR-Ball Gravity Game

Paradise Island

Terrain Scanner (FBX export)

Touch Screen


Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

A piece of history

The interactive sandbox idea was brought to light by a team of scientists at The University of California-Davis ( ). They developed a Linux-based software with limitations of their time and technology. The software was made open-source and is used by majority of AR-Sandbox manufacturers to this day.


Download now!

Download a totally free version of the Augmented Reality Sandbox software or buy a license. Lifetime or online for chosen period.

DIY Tutorial

Check the instructions for how to build Augmented Reality Sandbox.