Augmented reality business card

Embedded above is a neat augmented reality business card by ActionScript developer [James Alliban]. After seeing “the most impressive business card you will ever see“, he was inspired to update his own business card. His new card has a fiduciary marker on the backside and directs you to his site. A flash app on the site displays a video where he tells you more about himself. The 3D grid of planes in the video varies in depth based on the brightness of the section. He has a few more AR and tracking demos on Vimeo.

Updated: While we’re talking augmented reality, it’s worth checking out the tech behind ESPN’s baseball tracker that uses doppler radar.

Related: Augmented reality in Flash

[via Josh Spear]

Comments

  1. Jordan says:

    That’s just like http://ge.ecomagination.com/smartgrid/popsci/, I have the magazine it’s pretty cool.

  2. hurrrrr says:

    i dont get it. pretty silly gimmick.

  3. TMH says:

    Neat work, but I don’t see how it relates to a business card.

  4. Vash_SIN says:

    well if someone hands you a card like this but you know tells you about their past bussiness acheavements, will you throw it away or not?

  5. I love you says:

    I will make an AR birthday card with my cock and give it to your mom..

  6. napalm says:

    yeah, PopSci did something similar for the cover of last months issue, its cool, but gets boring fast.

  7. sunjester says:

    lamed.

  8. Colin says:

    Cool. It may be a gimmick, but it is a conversation piece.

  9. tom says:

    Tag based augmented reality is a joke. I wish people would stop using it.

  10. ? says:

    this is the first time I’ve said “this doesn’t belong here” but really, this belongs on createdigitalmotion.com not hackaday.

    Unless this is considered “hacking the m4tr1x”
    …then it’s ok.

  11. digidev says:

    awesomeness..

  12. Tachikoma says:

    What would be even better if the image was encoded as a 2D bar code matrix on the card. Show the card to the camera, the machine reads the bar code and decompresses the image. This image is then augmented onto the card as shown above. Of course this would be limited to a single still images. Doesn’t have to be images either, one could encode 3D geometry instead, or a web url to stream the images for augmentation.

  13. bob says:

    it just got pretty lawnmower man in here…

  14. joko says:

    not realy needed in business cards, just a showoff. anybody capturing his b.c. on video lately?

  15. Life2Death says:

    Camera is out of focus. Cant see jack in thie video, and how is this a hack?

    Perhaps its time I order my ICs and get something on here, then.

  16. Lida says:

    Cool. It may be a gimmick, but it is a conversation piece.

  17. hikaye says:

    this is the first time I’ve said “this doesn’t belong here” but really, this belongs on createdigitalmotion.com not hackaday.

    Unless this is considered “hacking the m4tr1x”
    …then it’s ok.

  18. BiB says:

    When I first time saw it ( on Cardonizer Unusual business cards gallery ) I was really impressed

  19. jim says:

    similar project: http://bit.ly/SyvxL

  20. i was a former employee and now i am making my best effort to start up a small business.:,~

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