Open DIY Augmented Reality Tool

Turn the Phone to Glass of your Smart device.
Carton is a Do-It-Yourself smart glasses using a mobile phone and simple materials like cardboard.
Smart glasses are still expensive and hard to obtain, this humble project intends to fix these issues by allowing everyone to create some prototype, customize it and try new experiments. Carton aims to improve innovation and creativity by openly providing a simple way to access these technologies.

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Education. Engage your students in Science and Technology.

Construct, explore and experience Augmented Reality in the classroom. Use the mobile app CartonEd dedicated to build the Carton.

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Team Building. Engage with your team, colleagues or friends.

Construct, explore and experience Augmented Reality in the company. Use the mobile app CartonEd or the paper guide to build the Carton.

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Build. Try.

Build it yourself, it is quick, affordable and easy. Just print the blueprint and follow the construction guide on Instructable or watch these Youtube videos. Everything is explained from the list of material and tools, to the blueprints and each step.
An official demonstration app is available on the Google Play Store.

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Developers. Create your augmented experiences.

Carton for Android SDK enable you to easily create or adapts existing apps for Carton with auto-adapting screen and gesture recognition. It is packed with the official demo app that you can explore for the sake of learning. It is open-source and fully compatible with augmented reality technologies such as Vuforia.

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Carton project has been subject of scientific publications.

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Press. Media.

See us on. (French Canadian)

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Partners. Contribute.

This project is funded by governmental institution Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and private companies 44 screens and l'île imagin'air. It is also supported by academic laboratories LICEF, LIUM and universities TÉLUQ, Le Mans Université.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to contribute. Contact us on Facebook/Messenger for any inquiries.