Google Makes AR-Centric Depth API Available to all Developers
Initially unveiled las December, Google’s Depth API, part of its augmented reality toolbox, is now available to all developers on Android and Unity. Here’s more from Engadget:
Incorporating occlusion, 3D understanding and a new level of realism, the feature makes AR objects appear as if they’re in your actual space by responding to real-world cues. An AR chair will appear behind a physical table instead of floating atop of it, for example…. The AR Core Depth API has a lot of applications. Illumix’s game Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery uses it so that characters can hide behind objects for more startling jump scares. TeamViewer Pilot, meanwhile, uses it to more precisely enable AR annotations on video calls. Remember Snapchat’s dancing hotdog lens? That’s also now using Google’s Depth API.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.