What's in the air around you?
Timeline: 3 months
Client: Glasgow Science Centre for SEPA
Aim: GSC were working with SEPA to produce a small permanent display on floor 2 of GSC. FifeX came in to produce the hardware and electronics. We teamed up with Luma 3D on one of the games.
What we did: GSC have their own in-house design team and we worked with them to get the look and feel of the exhibition including the tables and backboards. Prototyping was required on some of the more complex components.
Tables and basic structure were made in birch ply with white Corian and a laminate. The exhibits fitted into this and graphics were printed on top.
On the tables we did some work with Corian to produce little resin encapsulations - these were housed in Corian rings - and we made a matching holder for these all to sit inside.
The abacus and 'air quality' game were made in various materials and are set into desks mounted against the wall. The 'air quality' game is a puzzle and produces sounds and lights when pieces are placed correctly - for this, we used backlit Corian showing icons for each correct answer.
The whole backboard functions as a touch panel with different areas triggering animations and pictures onscreen.