Can’t make it to the new museum opening, and worried you’ll never see the main attraction in person? Don’t worry – 3D printing plus Raspberry Pi can bring it to you. Museum in a Box is a smart use of 3D printing concepts and Raspberry Pi programming that shares knowledge with people anywhere in the world.
Museum in a Box began in 2015 and has created over eight million miniature 3D prints. The concept is unusual but effective. 3D printed miniatures of museum exhibits, combined with an audio box powered by Raspberry Pi. The box detects when a 3D object rests on top and begins playing the associated audio file. An interactive museum experience that’s also portable allows wide sharing of limited exhibits. Rather than original displays sitting on a shelf, these boxes bring history into the digital age. Expert knowledge combined with a physical object you can feel brings the museum experience into the real world.
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