Science Interactive Mini Exhibition (250 sq ft.)
7 Exhibits, 1 Entry Sign and 2 Graphic Panels. Please allow at least 250 sq feet for proper setup. Images do not show all of the exhibit materials. Please refer below for a full description of each exhibit, size and the support materials included. Simple installation! Just standard 120 VAC grounded Outlets. Rentals are Subject to Availability & Technical Approval. Please Book Well In Advance.
1- Entrance Sign; for Exhibition Area. 4’ long.
2- Kiosk; "The Science Behind Sight, Sound & Touch" and “The Making Of The Exhibition”; with a 20” monitor and DVD that shows the making of the exhibition including details regarding the fabrication of many components. Approximate footprint 30” x 42”.
3- Is Light Visible; This exhibit includes two experiments regarding light. One illustrates the fact that light is only visible when viewed at it's source or when bouncing off of another object as in the case of the illumination of an item or a reflection. The other experiment deals with creating and proving the existence of IR (infrared invisible light) via a set of IR emitters and a detector. This is referenced to the electromagnetic spectrum. The exhibit goes further by testing a visitor's ability to interpret the color of a specific part of the visible and IR section of the electromagnetic spectrum through a test that operates via a set of push buttons combined with reading the electromagnetic spectrum chart. Approximate footprint 33” x 45”.
4- The Human Conductor; How it works! A small electrical signal from a battery is sent to the disks and is conducted through your body. By touching both disks you become the wire that completes the circuit allowing the signal to turn on a synthesizer. More users increase the conduction of the signal, which adds more charge to the signal, which in turn produces lower tones. Approximate footprint 29” x 39”.
Directions: Touch one plate with one hand and then touch the other plate with your remaining hand or touch one plate with one hand and then have someone else touch the other plate and then touch your remaining hands together. When you hear a sound you are conducting a small amount of electricity from a battery through your body to turn on an oscillator, which produces the sound. To date the largest group to join hands with the Human Conductor is over 60 children at once and the signal went through successfully!!!
5- The Stroboscope; How it works: The stroboscope works by flashing a light at a variable speed. The rotating disk never changes its speed. Since the light flash rate can change, but the disk speed remains the same, the light can be set to certain speeds that will capture a part of the image on the disk when it is positioned at the appropriate spot, so that the next flash can capture the next appropriate image.
Directions: Push the start button and look into the lens. Observe the rotating disk. The disk spins at a fixed rate, but the light that flashes upon it is adjustable. Turning the knob that controls the light to the left slows the flash rate. Turning the knob to the right increases the flash rate. Two illusions can be created by adjusting this knob. First adjust the knob slowly, from its slowest position, until the arrow in the center of the disk appears to stop moving. Do the same thing again while looking at the dots on the edge of the disk. When the speed has been adjusted properly the dots will appear to grow and shrink. Approximate footprint 29” x 39”.
6- Kaleidoscopic Viewer; Directions: Push the start button and look into the lens. You will see random symmetric patterns of color, which constantly change. Our Kaleidoscopic Viewer is an unique updated version of a toy designed in 1816 by Sir David Brewster. Kaleidoscopes use mirrors to reflect multiple images of colored glass or plastic, that is placed at the end of the lens device. It is a random image device. This exhibit is an electric version of a Kaleidoscope. It uses text to explain random theory and relates this to a visually enjoyable medium. Footprint 29” x 39”.
7- Super Pentiductor; A new improved feature! It now has color light patterns as well. How it works! A small electrical signal is sent to the disks and is conducted through your body. The electrical signal is derived from a solar panel in the exhibit, which is illuminated by a florescent fixture, so the signal is totally isolated from the AC power source. By touching the large disk and any of the small disks you become the wire that completes the circuit allowing the signal to turn on a synthesizer. More users increase the conduction of the signal which adds more charge to the signal, which in turn produces lower tones.
Directions: This exhibit can be used by more then one person at a time. Touch the big disk with one hand and then touch any small disk with your remaining hand. If more than one person uses this exhibit at a time, the tone will deepen with each additional person. When you hear a sound you are conducting a small amount of electricity from a battery through your body to turn on an oscillator, which produces the sound. Approximate footprint 33” x 33”.
8- Light Controlled Stepped Tone Generator; How it works! The device in the center of the lens is a photo-resister. It is connected to a sound synthesizer. The photo-resister is coated with light sensitive chemicals that conduct more electricity when exposed to light and less electricity when denied light. They are used in automatic light controls, parts counters, light probes for the blind, and many other devices.
Directions: Push the start button and slowly move your hand up and down over the lens. The sound you hear will change as the amount of light hitting the lens varies. Footprint 29” x 39”.
9- 2 Graphic Panels; graphics include; "The Science Behind Sight, Sound & Touch".
Comes with 2 Copies of the Exhibition Users Guide and 2 Copies of the Technical Manual.
Our traveling exhibitions are presented for the purpose of generating funds for our facility improvements, research and development projects and for a number of humanitarian & environmental ventures we are developing. Rental is for a three month span although special pricing can be arranged for longer engagements.
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We designed and built the two 3-Finger Robot Arms (which appeared in several scenes with the scientist of the future), for the 2007 sci-fi family movie "The Last Mimzy", a Newline Cinema, Avery Pix, and Hanna Rachael Production, film; And Designed and built two 3-Finger Robot Arms, controls and power supplied for the traveling show "Robots; the Interactive Exhibition", that is based on the movie "Robots" by 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studio, which was funded by Ford Motor Company and has been touring for four years under very demanding conditions with very dependable results. We collaborated with Becker Group and Chicago Scenic Studios to provide two of the robotic activities for the exhibition. The exhibition received the 2007 THEA Award for Outstanding Museum Touring Exhibitions. The press has commented that our part of the exhibition is by far the most popular exhibit presented.
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