Aww Yeah!
Mixed Reality Challenge!


Let's Go!

- Player One -

Uncover the Clues using
Augmented Reality and Capacitive Touch.

Discover the Secret Word
and Win a Prize!

Two locations in Boston
to choose from!


- Ready? -



  Mixed Reality Challenge!  


Fab@CIC and District Hall are the locations. Visit one (or both!) to interact with Augmented Reality, Capacitive Touch, and a prize capsule machine. 

Win Prizes and Discounts.


- Let's Go! -



Visit Fab@CIC or District Hall

Fab@CIC is located at 121 Devonshire Street, in Downtown Boston (and here's their unique Challenge page). District Hall is located at 75 Northern Avenue, in Boston Seaport District (and here's their unique Challenge page).


Download WallaMe

A free Augmented Reality app: for both IoS and Android. (Or you can take the easy way, and just look for an Oak Leaf in Fab@CIC's Wunderkammer.)

Apple IoS: Apple folks click here Android: Androiders here


Follow Instructions to Register

It's easy! Just enter a username (pssst... again, there's the EZ way at Fab@CIC: just look for that Oak Leaf! No registration necessary.)


Find Secret Locations and the Secret Phrase

The Wallame app will display the locations around Render Coffee/Fab@CIC and District Hall. (Just click on the EYE at the bottom of the screen). Match the image on your phone to the location and note the word that appears via the magic of Augmented Reality.

(Then there's the Oak Leaf path to success at Fab@CIC: Just touch that Oak Leaf -- simply tap it -- and the secret word will display on that bar of scrolling text off to the left.)

Got the word? Now just speak it to the barista at Render/Fab@CIC or the District Hall staff (they hang out at the Seaport Blvd end of District Hall) and you will be rewarded with a free coffee or a chocolate treat. 

(small print: limit one coffee or chocolate per week per customer.)



  Mixed Reality Challenge!  

Download WallaMe
to get started!
(or just look for
that Oak Leaf at Fab@CIC)


WallaMe for iOS WallaMe for Android




  Mixed Reality Challenge!  




Fab@CIC is a creative space where people can connect, learn, and collaborate over a cup of coffee and maker technology. We're not just a digital fabrication café, but a hub for the local design and maker community that connects to a global business network.


Render Coffee 

Locally-owned Render Coffee has two celebrated locations in Boston: at 121 Devonshire Street, alongside Fab@CIC, and in Boston's South End, at 563 Columbus Avenue. In 2014 Boston magazine awarded Render best coffee shop, a distinction that Render also earned from the Boston Globe (2013). It was also named one of the best coffee shops in America by the Daily Meal.


District Hall

District Hall is a platform for Boston’s innovation community. We are a collaborative, innovative event venue, public workspace, and programming hub designed to bring people together at every level.


Mixed Reality Report

DC Denison is Senior Editor, Technology, at Acquia, the digital experience company. He is also co-editor of the Maker Pro Newsletter, and a contributing editor at Make: magazine. Mixed Reality Report chronicles his exploration of Mixed Reality.




  Mixed Reality Challenge!  

More Info


Check out the Mixed Reality Challenge backstory. It's a serpentine journey from journalism to hardware hacking. And it's still going on.


Where to from here?

Both locations feature some recommended, nearby locations. Some of the stuff is located within hundreds of feet of the Mixed Reality Challenge gachapon. That close. You can see the local recommendations by scrolling down here (Fab@CIC) and here (District Hall). Or visit Boston Detours, which overlaps a little bit.