Las Vegas Springs Preserve
2005-2007: Las Vegas, NV
Designer: West Office Exhibition Design
RFID based “Fossil Dig”
Visitors can dig through the rubber chips and find fossils to put on the glass top of the RFID scanner. The suticase lights up and plays a short video showing what the living animal may have looked like.
The circuit board, in this photo, we designed and manufactured to combine the LED illumination and the RFID detectors. Whenever possible we utilize custom circuit cards to increase reliability as opposed to hand wiring lot of little bits together.
Flash Flood Theater
Flash Flood Exhibit
You enter a rocky canyon, with a bright blue sky on your left. A video tour guide is speaking to you about the lifecycle of desert flora and fauna when a distant thunder crash is heard…. The sky darkens, the thunder gets louder and the guide starts talking about the dangers of flash floods. Slowly, a trickle of water starts flowing down the canyon, the video transmission is lost and suddenly 22,000 gallons of water crashes down the canyon right at you!
Right on cue. 5 times per hour.
These two exhibits use our custom viewers in both the 10” and 12” versions. In “Night Life,” an audio track directs you to “find” nocturnal animals in diorama. The computer provides a virtual view as if you were looking through night vision scopes.
In “Windows on the Past,” the physical exhibit recreates a ruined Pueblo dwelling and as you move the viewer you can explore what it may have looked like 1000 years ago.
Visitor Tracking via Bar Code
Designer: AldrichPears Associates
At various kiosks around the exhibit visitors can swipe the tickets through a reader and make choices about products to purchase. At the end of the visit they come to the “Patio Place”, swipe the ticket again and the computer displays how “green” their selections were.
Future expansion of this exhibit allows for the visitor to enter an e-mail address and links to more detailed information based on their choices can be sent to them.