|Beaufort Wind Scale
Jersey Maritime Museum
|Interactive Exhibit to show the various stages in the Beaufort wind scale with animated trees, boat and sea.|
An interactive exhibit
designed and built for Jersey Maritime Museum to show the
stages of the
|The exhibit is
electro-mechanically activated by a large button. Once
started, the exhibit cycles through a pre-set program
lasting one minute, triggering the effects in sequence.
The effects simulate Beauforts descriptions of wind speed e.g. Force 1 Smoke drifts with the wind, small ripples at sea. Force 7 whole trees sway, heavy seas with breaking waves along the direction of the wind.
The exhibit is controlled via a microprocessor which triggers the effects as the sea drum revolves. The effects are created using a variety of different mechanisms:
Our involvement consisted of mechanical design, electronic design, software programming and final production of the exhibit to fit into an existing lower case (polycarbonate cover and stainless ends were manufactured by us).
Last Update 09/11/01