Jimmy Engström


Augmented reality zx spectrum part 2

In my last augmented reality demo I showed a 3d model of a ZX Spectrum that appeared on a marker.

I got a few request on sharing the source so I cleaned up the code a little bit and posted the source for a version of that demo.

But let’s face it a 3d model on a piece of paper is cool but is there a way to make it even more exciting?

As you may or may not know I’m working on a ZX Spectrum emulator for Windows phone 7 and my goal is to have it ready very close to the mango release.

Perhaps integrate the two? How about an augmented reality ZX Spectrum emulator?


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What amazes me is the performance of these phones, I have the Samsung Omnia 7 and it manages detecting the marker, showing the camera feed, rendering the 3d model and emulating a ZX Spectrum with sound and all at 25 fps.

I’m really impressed, imagine what we can do with compass and gyro.

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