Control the energy supply and usage in our house!
Timeline: 5 months
Client: Institute of Physics, Lab In a Lorry
Aim: To supply a suite of interlinked exhibits to convey the message of renewable energy which can be used separately if required.
What we did: We worked with LIAL to develop the concept for the interactives and ensure that the correct story was told.From initial ideas 3d sketches were drawn to show how our ideas would take shapeOnce we had finalised the plan we then designed all the parts to be manufactured in Solidworks and produced rendered 3d images that show very clearly how the finished suite will look right down to the colours and materials to be used. The next step was to prototype some of the parts and set about designing the custom electronics and firmware. Once all the prototyped parts were checked (and modified where necessary) production and sourcing of all the main parts commencedWe then built and tested the whole suite. But the project doesn't end there once delivered and installed we helped LIAL assess the exhibit and arranged for feedback which showed a few changes would be required to make this exhibit really work well and stand up to the amount of visitors they would see. Once the changes were implemented and tested the project was completed in time for a festival visit.
Testimonial: "FifeX have provided Lab in a Lorry with great experimental kit that the students find engaging to interact with. The bespoke solutions help us to present our experiments in ways that schools ordinarily can not do. By making the kit user friendly, interactive and fun, it helps us to get across the wow factor as we try to inspire and enthuse the next generation of British scientists."
James Bamford, Lab in a Lorry, Operations Coordinator
External Link to Client's Website: http://www.labinalorry.org.uk/