We worked with Acadia National Park to develop exhibit interactives for the Nature Center.
We worked with the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center and their museum volunteers on the “Little Carlsbad” model train exhibit. This project involves adding user-controlled vignettes throughout the installation.
Our friends at the Santa Cruz museum have built a Pneumatic Tubes system for donations.
Field Project by Andrea Gallegos
Our puppet theater sample project (created for Hands of Enchantment Puppeteers in Albuquerque, NM) uses the Bluetooth LE Shield in order to control the color of the neopixel strips with the Adafruit Bluefruit LE Connect iphone/android app. The final version uses Museduino 2.0, with 2 30-neopixel strips and 2 external power satellite boards.
The CTDL team spent a week at Grinnell College working with students on site specific installations. During our visit, we worked with student Jack Dunnington to implement sensors into his proposed video projection project. The final installation implemented an IR Sharp to control fullscreen video via Processing3. The Museduino was used to handle input up to 15ft away from the laptop and projector setup.
Our pneumatic tube system is built as two stations that can send and receive messages on either end. Originally, each station housed their own arduino, but were autonomous systems, existing together but not communicating directly.
The original version was built for the Santa Fe children’s museum in NM.
Since then, we have redesigned our pneumatic tubes prototype with the Museduino. Now we can use one Arduino for both stations. When a station sends a message, the lightbulb on the receiving end gets a light pulse, and when the other side recieves the message, the sending side pulses. It’s a more real system, and despite the fact that its a complete anachronism, the joy of sending pneumatic messages feels current to us!
Jellyfish were made from recycled materials. Each Jellyfish has a Museduino satellite with 3 LED’s and a servo motor embedded within.