This is a customised version of the Big Machine, recently installed at Petrosains in Malaysia. The Big Machine exhibit is a collaborative project with the Science Museum in London, and a redevelopment of their hugely popular ’Grain Pit’ exhibit.
It takes visitors through the working principles of some simple machines; the wedge, lever, inclined plane, pulley and wheel. As users transport the tactile ‘grain’ through the machine’s components it demonstrates how they work whilst engaging in exploration and play. The exhibit enables large groups to engage independently or collaboratively, exploring machines, the movement of materials and energy transfer.