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From March 2023 onwards, The "Virtual Sandbox" is hosted by the "Super Science Team" at TU Graz! Contact the Super Science TEAM HERE!

A general project information can be found HERE. Publications (Selected)

 Acknowledgement We acknowledge the funding of the FWF through Grant No. WKP 67 (“Wissenschaftskommunikationsprogramm”), and the forerunner project P23617 ("Comprehensive Investigation of wet Powder Blending"). A major overhaul of the Virtual Sandbox was enabled by the projects "MatheGRAM" and "CALIPER" (Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreements No 812638 and 813202). The Virtual Sandbox” is based on the “Augmented Reality Sandbox” project supported by the NSF Grant No. DRL 1114663.  


Aufsaugen von Tinte in einem Partikelbett
Reynolds Dilatanz
Mingqiu on "Radio Igel"


2016.04.22. Lange Nacht der Forschung (TU Graz, Stremayrgasse 16)

Interact with the box during the initiative "Lange Nacht der Forschung" on Friday, April 22nd 2016 in Stremayrgasse 16, 1st floor, Seminarraum 046, Graz. We start at 5 p.m. till late (~11.30 p.m.), for DETAILS CLICK HERE

2016.03.31. Tag der Offenen Tür (TU Graz)

The first time we will present the Virtual Sandbox to the public: interact with the box during the TU Graz' Open House on Thursday, March 31st 2016 in Inffeldgasse 25/D, Foyer near lecture Hall i3.

2016.02.29. The Kick-Off Workshop

The Kick-Off Workshop will take place on Monday, February 29th 2016 in Inffeldgasse 13/I, meeting room "Prandtl". The agenda, and other relevant details can be FOUND HERE. If you are interested in the outcome of the workshop, please contact Dr. Stefan Radl. The 3D group foto can be DOWNLODADED AS VTK file!
3D Group Photo (Mingqiu Wu, Gudrun Haage, Verena Rexeis, Jakob Redlinger-Pohn, Erich Reichel, Hans Eck, Lukas Wachtler, Benjamin Bahar, Stefan Scheer, Claudia Pock, Stefan Radl)
Mingqiu Wu demonstrating water injection
Interaction of Mingqiu with (future) students
Stefan explaining the Sandbox project
Usage of the sandbox
Results (little water)
Results (more water)
Results (a lot of water)
The Sandbox team after the event
Join the Virtual Sandbox!

The "Virtual Sandbox" is hosted by the "Super Science Team" at TU Graz! Contact the Super Science TEAM HERE!Schools (primary, secondary I+II) are welcome to use the Virtual Sandbox and the accompanying (real) sandbox exercises. In case you are interested in the science behind: contact Stefan!

Do it Yourself!
THIS IS THE LINK to the original "AR Sandbox" project started at UC Davis, U.S.A., with links to software, etc. This is the link to THE SHOPPING LIST for the Virtual Sandbox School Kit, and THE ACCOMPANYING BROSCHURE. Click below for all construction drawings! 
Download the drawings! (German only)
Virtual Sandbox Drip Mat!



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