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The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) and TNT Post present the first stamps in the world with augmented reality. The stamps show five futuristic buildings designed by famous Dutch architects. When put in front of a webcam, these buildings will appear in 3D on the stamp. By moving the stamp, users are able to see the virtual building from almost any angle.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Tyr Grisfal says:

    Not to sink your battleship, but it looks like that’s just ARToolkit.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARToolKit

    1. Anonymous says:

      having them on stamps would be new, interesting and “news from the future”….

    2. Anonymous says:

      having them on stamps would be new, interesting and “news from the future”….

      1. Tyr Grisfal says:

        You can print them any size you like, and people have. The only limitation is how visible it will be at the camera.

      2. Tyr Grisfal says:

        You can print them any size you like, and people have. The only limitation is how visible it will be at the camera.

        1. Anonymous says:

          has anyone else done stamps?

        2. Anonymous says:

          has anyone else done stamps?

        3. Anonymous says:

          has anyone else done stamps?

        4. Anonymous says:

          has anyone else done stamps?

        5. Anonymous says:

          has anyone else done stamps?

        6. Anonymous says:

          has anyone else done stamps?

        7. Anonymous says:

          has anyone else done stamps?

      3. Tyr Grisfal says:

        You can print them any size you like, and people have. The only limitation is how visible it will be at the camera.

      4. Tyr Grisfal says:

        You can print them any size you like, and people have. The only limitation is how visible it will be at the camera.

    3. You’re right the technology behind this isn’t new.

      What is new and amazing is seeing the technology adopted by a country’s postal system to promote an aspect of cultural history.

    4. You’re right the technology behind this isn’t new.

      What is new and amazing is seeing the technology adopted by a country’s postal system to promote an aspect of cultural history.

    5. You’re right the technology behind this isn’t new.

      What is new and amazing is seeing the technology adopted by a country’s postal system to promote an aspect of cultural history.

    6. You’re right the technology behind this isn’t new.

      What is new and amazing is seeing the technology adopted by a country’s postal system to promote an aspect of cultural history.

  2. Arno Brosi says:

    Those clever Dutch(and I’m not saying that because I’m one myself.. ; )  )…..

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