Imagine signing your name on top of the eiffel tower, or placing a tilt brush object on top of mount everest. This is possible with ethersphere
What it does
Ethersphere maps discreet 3-dimensional blocks (5 meters per side) to real-world coordinates.
How I built it
We used some cutting edge technologies to build out the platform. React and Node were used to create the web app where users can find and place virtual objects around the world. Solidity and Ethereum were used to store the data of these objects so that the app can run off the blockchain. Unity was used to create the stunning AR images. IPFS is used to store the hashes of the image on the blockchain that the user uploads with their object.
Challenges I ran into
Augmented reality is a relatively new technology. Ethereum is also a new technology. With all new technologies comes unproven territory that must be charted in order to create something truly incredible. We hit snags in both technologies this weekend individually, as well as when we used them together.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We are proud to have successfully produced an MVP that uses the Ethereum blockchain as a backbone for a decentralized augmented reality platform.
What I learned
Three of the four members of our team had no AR experience prior to this weekend. We undertook the challenge of not only learning the ins-and-outs of the AR world, but also wiring that up to the blockchain.
What's next for Ethersphere
Ethersphere is going to continue refining their core algorithm that was created at ETHDenver. We are going to add additional features to allow more precise altitude readings as well as a more customizable interface.