Folding up cardboard AR with the Nintendo Switch


Nintendo Labo aims to use AR to help turn DIY cardboard models into accompanying toys, such as a paino keyboard (right), a fishing rod, a car controller, and others.

Basically, as with the Google “camera”, you fold the cardboard accessory into shape and slot in the Switch console to provide the visuals. It then ressponds to your different inputs, be they pressing the keys on the keyboard, reeling in the line, or revving the throttle. Neat.

You can read more about the system at labo.nintendo.com, but check out the video below to get a clear picture.