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Space Station - Columbus

10 Jan 2017

The end of 2016 and the start of 2017 were dominated by a hugely exciting project to recreate the Columbus module of the International Space Station inside Aberdeen Science Centre!

The giant module is just over 6m long and is completely circular - it is covered in foamex and has a few authentic features including space food! The Science Centre are going to be filling the module with challenges and experiments over the next few months so be sure to get along and see what they're doing.

In this photo the team are shown with a cardboard cut-out of Tim - but maybe he'll make it along at some point - fingers crossed!

George Cross

20 Sep 2016

The summer has been very busy with some big projects but one of the more exciting smaller things we've been working on is this George Cross model for the Museum of London.

The idea went through various iterations before being completed in laserply. We cut the model into six layers, mixing up the thicknesses to create the 3D required for the final model.

The display, which forms part of the Family Interventions series aimed at families visiting Docklands, tells visors about the events that took place in 1940 through an illustrated comic book which is based on a diary of Ricard Moore who's George Cross this model was based upon. It is part of the exciting display at Docklands in London - well worth a visit!

Building a Fort

03 Aug 2016

Earlier this year, FifeX finished a new exhibition in one of the casemates at Fort George.

If you haven't been to Fort George, it's an amazing place - its size is mind-blowing and as well as being a visitor attraction, it is also a functioning army barracks for the Black Watch.

The new exhibition is incredibly well researched and features some fascinating facts about the Fort, its design and how it was used. We also developed some interactives as part of the exhibition, one of which you can see on the right.

2016 is its first summer season and our mid-season inspection yesterday showed it to be holding up well so far. If you haven't been, get up there!

Making the Invisible Visible

25 Jul 2016

FifeX's latest exhibition build for Glasgow Science Centre centres around Quantum Technologies and includes some fantastic cutting edge exhibits including our 64 mirror DMD array. See the video for more info.

All Flooded Up

03 Jun 2016

 FifeX was delighted to work on a fun project with SEPA, designing and developing some small shapes to go with one of their outreach flooding challenges.

Our solution was to create a range of fun shapes in 2D material which users could place on a map - the shapes showed things like flooded cars, buses, houses, broken trees and even sewage problems!

The SEPA roadshow is up and running!

First Class!

03 Jun 2016

FifeX has been busy busy busy this Spring with a range of projects up and down the country - so we're way behind with our news posts - there are a few to catch up on. First off, congratulations to Kirsty Simpson, who we've been working with on a fantastic project for young children - she's just received a first-class honours award for her project and we were delighted to be involved. The small, tactile product uses some neat electronics in a 3D printed shell, which is then wrapped up in bright colours for its users. Good luck Kirsty and keep up the good work!

More Imagining

21 Dec 2015

Earlier in the year we did some upgrading work on NMS' gallery 'Imagine'. Before the year was out, there were a few other things to be added and some more shapes to play with!

If you're looking for somewhere to take small people during the holiday season, the Imagine gallery is refreshed and ready to go... Have Fun!

Floating in Selfridges

21 Dec 2015

The end of the year has seen some great projects like this one - we were contacted by a great Creative Partnership from London called Isabel and Helen who were putting together some shop-front displays for Selfridges called 'Millions + Billions'. On this project, we were simply supplying the electronics to make the small Earth model hover - you can see more of the project here.


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