Making a Pinball Museum

Presenter

I will talk about how we made our pinball museum and how we are working to make a restored Carnegie Library our new home. I will briefly discuss art history of pinball and our need for its preservation and appreciation. I will discuss education through fun and games and the engineering of amusement.




Crowdsourced Gaming u2013 Balloon Pop!

Presenter

Balloon Pop! is a crowdsourced game combining a carnival classic, amplified with physical computing, a dash of socket-based communication and powered by an air compressor. Participants use smartphones to control on-stage electronics in a coordinated effort to pop balloons in a race against time. Game mechanics are powered by Node.js and Socket.io. Electronic components included Arduino controlled solenoid valves and custom DIY hardware. This fast-paced game can be enjoyed by spectators and participants alike. Educational and fun, game mechanics and technologies are explained as the action unfolds. All code and hardware is 100% open source.





The Great Jungle Race

Exhibit

The Great Jungle Race consists of a jungle habitat complete with an obstacle course and bristle bots custom-designed to conquer both the terrain and the obstacle course.


TARDIS Tesla

Exhibit

Come, see, and play with us and our 8ft tall 10kw tesla coil!! Come see our progress on TARDIS Tesla as well. TARDIS Tesla is a lightning performance/game involving two large tesla coils and a replica TARDIS.


Unnecessarily High Five

Exhibit

The Unnecessarily High Five is the ultimate high-five experience! This interactive art piece encourages participants of all ages to try and give the highest five that they can. Built from wood, conduit and mannequin parts.