May 4, 2011

Augmented Reality Tattoos work well with the Nintendo 3DS

About one year ago, I did an article about augmented reality tattoos. It was a Beunos Aries-based software producer who had the AR marker on their flesh, thanks to a company known as ThinkAnApp.

A YouTube user name Cranberryzero realized that the 3DS is a terrific excuse to get his own AR tattoo, and he posted his work and the results on I Heart Chaos. You can see the video after the jump, and the results are quite impressive.

I’m not certain what kind of game he is playing on his arm, but you notice the shakiness of it. What is really interesting is the effect of creating a pit on his arm, and it almost looks like you can look through his wrist.

Still, it is pretty impressive to play a game on your arm with graphics floating over it, and this is the appeal of augmented reality. Granted, you might not want a permanent mark there. I don’t know how long augmented reality will be around, and I wouldn’t want to be the grandpa that has to explain to his grandkids why there is a strange tattoo on my arm.

Perhaps this effect could be done with a temporary tattoo. By the way, the video doesn’t show a Mii character on the wrist. I think this is a doctored photo from my Source.

81 comments:

  1. Whoa, I've never seen this stuff before. That's insane!

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  2. That's freaky. And awesome. Freakin' awesome?

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  3. What the deuce! I dont think I would get one though lol

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  4. That's quite weird but in a good way.

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  5. That's really awesome, would be much better if it wasn't so shaky though. Also I agree, this should be possible with a temporary tat and would be a much better option, but if I was creating this myself I'd go ahead and do it for real too, good talking point.

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  6. Quite awesome...So many possibilities if you start thinking about it!

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  7. Cant wait till this kind of augmented reality works on more devices, you could hide messages/stuff everywhere in the world !

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  8. Pretty insane - I may have nightmares about this.

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  9. Almost makes me want a tattoo... Awesome!

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  10. This. Is. amazing. I would like one on my face so I can have eye balls that shoot out 3 feet. Love these ideas. Keep me up to date!

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  11. I love this, I wish I had one on my fact that looked like a dragon face. Who would mess with me then! Good work, keep it up. I will follow

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  12. i...don't think i understand.

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  13. I'll wait a few years though...

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  14. It's like I'm really in 2020.

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  15. OMGsh I want a 3DS soooo bad right now!! lol

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  16. That looks awsome, i think i remembered stuff like that from that eye-toy game, eye of judgment?

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  17. Wow, this is surprising. I'd really like to know the technology behind Nintendo's AR cards that allows for this to happen.

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  18. Looks great, I never imagined 3DS could do that

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  19. Man, I am all for AR. I think it is awesome. Can't wait to get me a pair of goggles with all the real time info I could want!

    Cool post!

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  20. i'm pretty sure this reminds me of some cartoon or something? digimon?

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  21. Haha that is too cool! the nintendo 3ds is so awesome! Im really enjoying nintendo lately as they have been becoming a bigger threat in the market.

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  22. I dig this, I'm following for more.

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  23. holy cow! augmented reality? such a strange concept. but thats the way of the future i suppose.

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  24. crazy man, makes me wish there was such a thing as 3-d tatoos

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  25. That's so cool, I kinda wish there was 3D tattoos now.

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  26. augmented reality always seemed like an awesome idea. Glad to see more applications.

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  27. That was crazy! Holy cow!

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  28. Woah, love that! technology is amazing.

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  29. wow, amazing! I'd love one of these but I'd have to get rid of my iPad :(

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  30. Absolutely amazing video! And that first pic is definitely just a shoop of a photo.

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  31. What kind of idiot would get a 3ds tatoo on their arm? What happens in 5 years when no one plays the 3ds anymore?

    I hope it's not permanent or that guy is a moron.

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  32. I've always loved augmented reality and look forward to seeing it become more mainstream.

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  33. That looks so cool. So cool.

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  34. Wonder if it'll still work with a tan or in 15 years when his skin starts sagging and such. still the coolest tat i've seen in a while

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  35. One step closer to a human / machine singularity >:] muahaha

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  36. Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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  37. Oh dude that's pretty awesome. Might recommend my friend gets this plastered on his wrist.

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  38. 3D never ceases to amaze me, followed!

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  39. That is just crazy!
    I wonder what I could do wiht my tattoo..

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  40. That is pretty cool, thanks for sharing.

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  41. That's pretty cool :) I'm going to have to follow to see more cool stuff ^^

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  42. You were right in the doctored part. I'm intrigued by this development. +Following you.

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  43. This is so cool. Lyou just have to love augmented reality!

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  44. Very interesting! You should get back to updating this blog, it looks like it was fairly successful!

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