Little Carlsbad

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.

Here’s a preview of some of the animations we installed for the exhibit.

Model train animation vignettes are controlled by motors with various voltage and current requirements. Our goal was to implement push buttons to each vignette to allow for a 30 second animation.

museduino placement
Rough map of Museduino placement and vignette control

Instead of running various extension cords and long wires to each vignette, we used three Museduino Shields along with ten satellite Boards. This setup allowed us to have the main shields connected to power behind the installation and 20ft away from the animation controls.