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I am one of the founders of Technical Illusions. We are developing Augmented Reality glasses for around $200. In addition, we will be offering an RFID grid. The grid allows for accurately tracking RFID tags across a flat surface. With this technology, you could place tags in miniatures and accurately and uniquely track them as you place and move them; use the glasses to augment them with health or radius influence. You could attach them to prefabs and stamp out a virtual terrain or dungeon. Or place them on cards and identify them as they are played. Here is a quick video demonstrating the technology:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJrXf6waoUI
There are other videos which show off the glasses technology more.

Our website is: www.technicalillusions.com

We will be launching a kickstarter within a few weeks. Feel free to ask any further questions.
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Mac support? Linux support? Documented protocols so we can (a)buse them for whatever we want?

Looks like a toy I could buy if the answers are yes and the price is not too scary. Game in the video looks nice.

(And welcome to bgg.)
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This looks great! A few questions:

Are these active RFID tags, or passive?

What is the accuracy? Looking at the demo, it almost seems like the tank was off center by an inch or two. Was that inaccuracy, calibration, or intentional?

What frequency does this use?

Will this be usable by this parties interested in releasing games for this system?
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Also, what is the expected price point for such an rfid table + tags + game?

I have so many technical curiosities because I was recently designing such a system myself, but ran into some choosing hurdles that I had not yet found a way around.

Are you looking for any help with this project?
 
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