Interactive completed 2 laser related projects for “Energy Avenue” at the Catawba Science Center in Hickory, NC.
First we designed and built several laser mirror assemblies used to create complex "Spiro graph" type images on the walls of the museum. It works by bouncing a laser beam off of 2 mirrors and onto a wall. Each mirror is connected to the end of a motor shaft so that it's angle changes as the motor spins. Museum visitors are able to control the speed of the motors to create different images. We used our CNC router to mill the wooden bases used to hold the motors in position.
The second project we did was to create Flash based simulation of the laser exhibit above. This simulation is used on the Catawba Science Center website to help draw visitors in to the museum.
Flash element created for the Catawba Science Center Website