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Compass Lounge

With Kin I worked on a few of the interactive elements of the Nation Maritime Museum's Compass Lounge in the new Sammy Ofer Wing.  

This picture shows above the inside of a Compass Card Collection Point, which allows visitors to collect objects around the museum on a barcode card, appropriately called a Compass Card. The Collection Points are located next to objects of interest, such as paintings, weapons and other maritime treasures. As your Compass Card is scanned you add these objects to your card and can view more details about them in the lounge or at online at home later. The Collection Points also leave a physical embossed mark on the card so that the visitor has a visual reminder of the objects that they've collected.

This project is a great example of making hardware that lasts, as the museum has a huge number of visitors everyday that test the system to breaking point. I'm proud to say that the parts that I worked on were all build using open-source electronics and and have worked without incident since they were unveiled in July 2011.

For more detail on all of Kin's projects go to http://kin-design.com/ 

 
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