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The Water Cycle

Working with designers SixSides, we created this interactive water table exhibit for a new science centre, ViteMeir, in Norway. Visitors are encouraged to get hands-on as water travels down from the mountain dam and enters a hydroelectric turbine. The sophisticated electronic system engages visitors to control the water’s flow through the turbines and use trial and error to explore their effect on the amount of power generated to light up model towns. The activities encourage inclusive and fun interactions with water while providing opportunities to build confidence through open-ended exploration. Children operating the jets and spinners witness the science behind local power generation and can explore the differences between turbine Read more

Interactive Water Tank

We were selected by Vilvite to produce their replacement water exhibit, a highly interactive installation which includes the themes of the water cycle, reservoirs and dams, hydro electric power and lots of experiments and activities. We built into this exhibit stainless steel snow-capped mountains and houses that light up when water is diverted to the turbine. Date 2015 Location Norway

The Climate Challenge exhibition

We created two large exhibits for the Science Centre of Northern Norway’s new Climate gallery. The Climate Challenge exhibit addresses how people can make small changes in their everyday lifestyles to minimise their carbon footprint. Four interactive stations address a particular contributor of carbon dioxide, and together they show the combined consequences to climate change. The greenhouse gas output from the activities ‘fills up’ the Earth, represented as a projection onto a hemisphere mounted onto the wall. The Ice Map exhibit allows users to control a timeline and see how the Arctic ice-cap has changed over the years. Users will be able to see how climate change has contributed to Read more

Blink Comparator

Working with designers HKD, we created one of these historical astronomical devices for the Hong-Kong Space Museum. A blink comparator was a viewing apparatus used by astronomers to find differences between two photographs of the night sky. It permitted the switching, or ”blinking" back and forth between two photos taken of the same area of the sky at different times. In photographs taken a few days apart, rapidly moving objects such as asteroids and comets would stand out, because they would appear to be jumping back and forth between two positions, while all the other fixed stars stood still. Photographs taken at longer intervals could be used to detect stars Read more

Locks and Levels

Bristol’s Underfall Boatyard has a new Visitor Centre, thanks to a £4 million injection from the Heritage lottery fund and other donors. The former generator building of the harbour has been transformed into a visitors centre and café, where visitors can discover this history behind the Boatyard and the process by which the floating harbour is able to operate. We designed, built and installed three interactive water exhibits which each show a different way the boatyard stays operational. Using magnets and cogs, the visitors can discover the ability of the harbour to remain unaffected by tidal water levels, how the harbour stays free from silt deposition, and how to move Read more

Big Machine Exhibit at Petrosains

The Big Machine 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. Around the main installation are small satellite exhibits which offer visitors a more in-depth investigation of the simple machines, where they can feel the mechanical advantages of the simple machines and compare the difference between variations on the machines. The Big Machine exhibit is a collaborative project with the Read more

The Sun Spot

The sun as a renewable source of energy is the focus of this exhibition. The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science already makes full use of its energy with a rooftop solar farm. Located on the sixth floor terrace overlooking downtown Miami, the Sun Spot exhibition invites visitors to experience the power of the sun to see how it can be converted into electricity. The exhibits had to be built to withstand the all weather conditions and fit into the existing design scheme. “The Sun Spot provides a compelling approach to help everyone understand the potential of solar energy. From pedal power to human-sized sundials, this exhibit features more Read more

The National Physical Laboratory

What are the standards by which we use to measure length, weight, mass etc? The National Physics Laboratory (NPL) is the UK’s National Measurement Institute, a world-leading scientific centre developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards, science and technology available. These standards underpin the National Measurement System infrastructure throughout the UK and the world to ensures accuracy and consistency of measurement. We worked with NPL to create an interactive exhibition interpreting the seven SI base units. The ampere (A) – unit of measurement of electric current The kilogram (kg) – unit of measurement of mass The metre (m) – unit of measurement of length The second (s) – unit Read more