An innovative way of getting people to pick up a device to play with the interactivity that Augmented Reality can offer is one of the key things that I wanted to desperately try and include in my installation.

Inspiration came in the form of the digital loupe that I have previously talked about, and after a lot of searching Hasbro has a 3D ipod binocular device, that is perfect for my needs.

Ordered direct from the USA, it arrived today!

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It has several fittings for different iterations of iPhone, or ipod touch, and so has a camera hole already in the right place for the version I have.

But, as it’s supposed to be for 3D viewing there is a partition directly down the centre of the whole object, this is the only stumbling block.

Hopefully a hacksaw will sort that out!

I have tested it with a trigger image and all works well, you even have thumbholes with which to double tap to make the Augmented content full screen.

A quick camo paint job, and bob’s your uncle.

I will need to ask estates about securing the device, but it can be charged in situ so I am really pleased.

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