Las Vegas Springs Preserve – “Adaptation Tales”
2005-2007: Las Vegas, NV
RFID based “Fossil Dig”
Designer: West Office Exhibition Design
This exhibit combines technology and good old fashioned digging.
Buried in the “dirt” (actually walnut shells) around these 2 stations are a number of recreated fossils. The younger guests dig them up and their parents put them on the glass top of the scanner. The RFID system detects what kind of fossil it is 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.