Role: Interactive design, Custom Software Development, Interactive Media Production, Sensor Configuration
Primary Goal: Make a ships wheel interactive to the visitor’s surroundings in a fun and exciting way.
The Minnesota Children’s Museum, in the heart of Downtown Saint Paul, sparks children’s learning through play while serving more than 550,000 visitors each year.
This all-new permanent exhibit brings visitors through a sunken ship hull. As visitors take their first steps into the exhibit, they’ll encounter a 10-foot pilot house, separated from the hull and lying almost fully intact at the bottom of the lake. The mangled and tattered pilot house, complete with a life-sized ship wheel, sets the adventurous tone for the exhibit.
Visitors spin the ship wheel, affecting a projected river full of obstacles to avoid including rocks, logs, and ice floes. Crashing sounds trigger with each disastrous collision.