We were really inspired by the work done in the Augmented Reality field and wanted to somehow incorporate the technology into a project idea at this hackathon. Andrew and I were particularly interested in projected 3D Models onto 2D Surfaces.
What it does
So the program we built uses a cloud server query database to reference stock prices. It creates a vector map of individual company logos we feed it and uses that vector map and a bit of image processing to detect these vectors in real time using a webcam. Once detected, we can project our own 3D objects on top of the image (logo) thus creating an augmented reality.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Debugging the program and getting Unity to stop crashing!!!
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
We learned how to use Unity and properly implement feature analysis of 2D objects.
What's next for AugmentedStocks
We could expand this technology to more than just a simple stock lookup.