Bespoke glass structures with amazing magnetic patterns
Timeline: 1 month
Client: Edinburgh Science Festival 2011
Aim: We were contracted to assist in the development and build of 2 interactive exhibits for use during the Edinburgh Science Festival.
What we did: Because of the tight time-scale and budget we suggested that for the Ferro Fluids exhibit we use a material that we had in stock and designed a very simple frame for holding the different shaped glassware (supplied by the client) by making 4 of the same unit and using existing stock we were able to keep the costs to a minimum.On the Cornflour disco exhibit we were asked to source the required electronics to make the experiment work , we selected off the shelf modules and combined them into a control unit that allows the frequency and amplitude of the audio signal to be adjusted by the user and provided a timer controlled on/off button . We also assisted in the design of the mechanical parts for this exhibit as the client was looking for a way to make the exhibit harder wearing while keeping the ease of set up. We designed a very simple system that allows the client to change the cornflour mixture in a matter of seconds while retaining the simplicity of the experiment
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"
Matthew Wright, Edinburgh International Science Festival
External Link to Client's Website: http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/