This is exciting interactive geographical exhibit.It is great for explaining basic properites of topographical maps. Operating principle:
- Visitors form a “landscape” using special extender.
- Sensor scans the surface and sends an information to powerful computing complex.
- Computer builds a 3D model, fills it with textures, forms an image and sends it to a projector.
- The projector fills the “landscape” with correspondent colorful textures.
It is happening in real time with real people:
This project has been deveoped due to coordinated action of many worldwide-known universities and science centres, the list is:
- UC Davis’ W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES),
- UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center,
- Lawrence Hall of Science,
- ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.
There are some additional possibilities:
- a rain from someone’s hand,
- dimensions (h х w х l) см: 213 х 113 х 86
- interactive surface dimensions, см: 110 х 83
- extender mass: 40 kg
- power consumption: 220 V, 0,1А, 50 Hz
- light flow, ANSI lm:3000