Following the DIY path of Google Cardboard, Holokit makes augmented reality affordable. This low-budget AR kit allows users to see virtual objects projected on their surrounding with the help of a pair of mirrors that reflect the screen of a smartphone on a semi-transparent and angled fresnel lens inside a cardboard. At the same time, Holokit uses the smartphone’s camera and sensors to track the surrounding and support interactive experiences. Users can explore various ARKit and ARCore mixed reality apps by using their phones and the cardboard. Unlike AR apps viewed directly on the screen, Holokit allows for a more immersive experience.
Thanks to the open-source hardware, software, and software development kit, Holokit expands the possibilities for developers to explore this field. For now, Holokit only supports iPhone 7, Pixel and Galaxy S8.