- In →
- CHILDREN'S MUSEUM,
- SCIENCE CENTER
Stair Tower is an exhibit incorporated into a stairwell that features bicycle wheel animations. As visitors to the museum head up and down the stairs, the wheels are activated by motion sensor. Lights along the inner part of the bicycle wheel display moving animations within the wheel frame as it spins. Each wheel is activated separately and will only turn on once passed. At the bottom of the stairs, there is a separate wheel that spins by the crank of a handwheel. As visitors spin the wheel, the lights behave the same way, creating an animation, however this animation can be changed by using the nearby touch screen. Although the effects are the same, this separation allows visitors at the bottom of the stairs to play with one wheel without disrupting the actions other visitors are creating by traveling up and down the stairs.
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation