Time Flies!

This is by far the largest single project I have completed for the museum. Graphics aside, nearly every physical aspect of this exhibit was designed and constructed by me. This entry will cover the overall design, cabinetry, control circuitry, mechanical devices, and even the mode of interaction. Due to this entry’s complexity, I will cover Time Flies! in several sub-sections, each accessible by one of the links below.

 Cabinetry

 

PER3 Interactive

 

Fly Cam

 

Sneak peek for the Fly Cam!

Robot Park

A virtual park environment in which a programmable robot can be put through its paces.
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EarCam

A kiosk where visitors can take pictures of their ears, measure them with a computer program, and compare them to the ears of others on a computer-generated graph.  It must be more fun than it sounds because this kiosk gets about 200 hits per day.  (We know because the ear-measuring program stores all the data the visitors enter. ) As an interesting aside, we tried this exhibit first with noses, and very few visitors would participate. Apparently, people do not like to take pictures of their noses, but have no problem storing images of their ears in a database.  Go figure.

Concept drawing for EarCam arm.

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Geology Hut

Working from a design by one of the museum’s exhibits designers, I constructed a pint-sized geology field station.

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