Small Table-top exhibits for NMS
Timeline: 2 months
Aim: To create two small interactive experiments for the Get Energised project - this exciting project was a fantastic programme where school groups could investigate Scotland's energy needs and look in detail at renewables. Throughout a day's session, groups can learn, experiment and ultimately compete in a design competition. FifeX's kit had to be portable and reliable for a heavy use.
What we did: The budget was quite tight so we worked to the client to design the parts for 3D printing - all the moving parts were printed - this allowed us to be able to quickly replicate replacement parts as required during the project.Once the design and prototyping work was done, the relatively cheap cost of producing the parts was a real bonus for the client. We've used the 3D printer on a few projects now but the bright yellow components for this project really stood out and formed a vital part of the project.
Testimonial: "FifeX produced a number of unique pieces of equipment for us to use during renewable energy sessions with secondary pupils. FifeX have been excellent at responding to our feedback, updating and changing the design as the project has evolved. Teachers, upon seeing the equipment for the first time, always praise the design and operation of the equipment, and often want to borrow it themselves!"
Sarah Cowie, NMS
External Link to Project Website: http://www.nms.ac.uk/about-us/schools-programme/get-energised/