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

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.


The most advanced Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Augmented Reality Sandbox Software
Augmented Reality Sandbox Software

Quality first

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


Some of the most key features

Fast animation

Programmed in highly reliable game development environment Unity3D

35 fps @ full HD APU AMD Ryzen Vega graphics

120 FPS @ full HD using Nvidia RTX2030

Just run one the laptop


Upload / change:

+ Presets

+ Images

+ Color schemes

+ Language translation

Water simulation

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

+ Rainfall intensity

+ Drain speed

+ Flood

+ Liquid types

Very good accuracy

Once calibrated, it will work for years.


You can make any shape of the sandbox using masking tool

Touch screen / Tablet

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

Custom development

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

Button control

Add an arcade button for visitors to control the application

Overlay image

Upload a transparent .png file to show country borders or other graphics

Simulation freeze

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

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

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.