AR Table & Game at Maker Faire Sept. 29-30

Although we took a late-summer blog-posting hiatus, our team has been doing a lot of behind-the-scenes, in-the-code-trenches work to bring the Augmented Reality Table and MKE Waterscape game to fruition.

The results will be on display at the Maker Faire at State Fair Park on Sept. 29-30. We'll be showcasing the AR table in the dark room of the exhibition hall. The event is free and should be a blast. You can get tickets at the door or in advance.

After that, we'll be putting some spit and polish on the AR table with the intent to have it ready to be shared more widely beginning in 2019. Stay tuned for updates through the Green Schools Consortium of Milwaukee. If you are a teacher who wants to learn more, please email us directly: mtimm@refloh2o.com.

Meanwhile, enjoy some photos from the past few months of the Milwaukee Water Stories program.

 The fine folks from the Milwaukee County Land Information Office came by to playtest our game in July.

The fine folks from the Milwaukee County Land Information Office came by to playtest our game in July.

 Tom Hansen from the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences has brainstormed some exciting possibilities for expanding the AR table

Tom Hansen from the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences has brainstormed some exciting possibilities for expanding the AR table

 Representatives from Milwaukee Water Commons and Port Exploreum offered feedback during another summer playtest.

Representatives from Milwaukee Water Commons and Port Exploreum offered feedback during another summer playtest.

 Showcasing the Milwaukee Community Map at a professional development session for educators focusing on Great Lakes sustainability at Riveredge Nature Center in August 2018.

Showcasing the Milwaukee Community Map at a professional development session for educators focusing on Great Lakes sustainability at Riveredge Nature Center in August 2018.

 Environmental educators loved the Augmented Reality Table when they got a sneak peek at Riveredge Nature Center for the August 2018 professional development session.

Environmental educators loved the Augmented Reality Table when they got a sneak peek at Riveredge Nature Center for the August 2018 professional development session.

 Showcasing the table, map, and game to the fine folks at MMSD in August 2018.

Showcasing the table, map, and game to the fine folks at MMSD in August 2018.

 Solving a vexing challenge to connect the Augmented Reality systems with our game design. Thanks, Mike!

Solving a vexing challenge to connect the Augmented Reality systems with our game design. Thanks, Mike!

 Sharing the Milwaukee Community Map with 40 students from DSHA's AP environmental science class in September 2018.

Sharing the Milwaukee Community Map with 40 students from DSHA's AP environmental science class in September 2018.