Out of the kitchen and into the lab!
Timeline: 1 month
Client: Edinburgh International Science Festival
Aim: To produce a static exhibition which shows some of the more interesting properties of cornflour. To house a speaker and allow a small plate with cornflour on it to sit almost on top of it. The plate must be remove-able with ease but be held in place during use! The whole design had to be completed inside a month ready for the festival beginning.
What we did: Cornflour is a very interesting material as we all know. But this hands-on exhibit lets users investigate what happens when you put a plate of it on top of a speaker! The most bizarre shapes start to form and move around. These shapes help discuss non-newtonian behaviour in materials science.The whole system was designed inside in steel and four weighted corners held the plate in place.The exhibit premiered in Edinburgh in 2011 and is still in use.
Testimonial: "I first came to Fifex because their website offered that the company could be involved at any stage of development. I found them to be very flexible and understanding of our needs - they were exactly the company we required at the time. Fifex were able to understand the purpose of our interactives with insight, offering excellent solutions to the problems we presented to them. The final product was of a high standard and I would recommend their services to anyone looking for bespoke interactive and museum installations."
Matt Wright - Edinburgh International Science Festival
External Link to Client's Website: http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/