Hatsune Miku the subject of new DIY augmented reality system
Hatsune Miku is one of Japan’s most popular pop idols. The singer has managed to garner international acclaim, but not for her vocal abilities. Rather, the singer has become popular because of the fact that she is completely computerized. Because of her virtual status, Hatsune Miku has become a popular subject in the realm of do-it-yourself augmented reality. One intrepid DIY’er has taken it upon himself to create an augmented reality system through which he can take Hatsune Miku on a date.
Kinect allows developer to take pop idol on a virtual date
Known as “alsionesvx,” the DIY augmented reality guru has managed to demonstrate, via YouTube, how he managed to win a date with the world famous Hatsune Miku. Using Microsoft’s Kinect platform, the developer was able to tailor an augmented reality system that makes use of low-end motion sensors and a simple pair of glasses. Equipped with the Kinect SDK, alsionesvx created an augmented reality program with Hatsune Miku as a focal point. The developer programmed a number of functions into the program that enable Miku to interact with the physical world.
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Augmented reality beginning to gain momentum in the DIY sector
DIY augmented reality is becoming more popular within the technology community. Microsoft’s Kinect platform has enabled many technology enthusiasts with ways to create their own innovative experiences and software. Augmented reality has managed to grab a great deal of attention from these people because of its abilities to close the gap between the physical and digital world.
Virtual date may be enough to encourage other to experiment with augmented reality
While the concept of virtual dating is nothing new, it may be on its way to becoming a reality thanks to DIY augmented reality. Alsionesvx was able to show that a self-made augmented reality system could be used to bring Hatsune Miku to virtual life anywhere, which may serve as adequate inspiration for the legions of Miku’s fans to follow suit.