Making the invisible visible
Timeline: 2 months
Client: Glasgow Science Centre
Aim: To produce a permanent exhibition based on the work of an exciting collaboration between a number of Universities around the UK. QUANTIC scientists are interested in various aspects of physical science and engineering - this project would showcase their work and engage the public in this area.
What we did: We worked with the Science Centre's in-house design team to produce a plan that would work on their budget and timeline. Extrusion frames provided a good solution for most of the units - keeping the design modular but also clean and simple. 3-layer plywood tops provided strength but gave enough space for cables and access. The design came together quickly, allowing us to move onto prototyping in enough time to get everything ready.
The work on the individual exhibits started straight away. We worked with a number of GSC's other contractors to bring together augmented reality software as well as some more conventional software applications to form the whole exhibition.
FifeX took on general buttons and interfaces but also a large optics table and an 8x8 DMD array with 64 independent servo motors - this required significant prototyping and testing.
FifeX took control of the overall assembly and installation of all aspects of the work.
External Link to Client's Website: Glasgow Science Cente