Tiny Drifters - A Massive Seven Foot Multitouch Wall
There’s a world in every drop. That’s what the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is trying to convey to their visitors with the “Tiny Drifters” exhibit which focuses on microscopic sea life.
Tiny Drifters allows visitors to “peer into a magnified drop of sea water” to see and interact with 3D rendered versions of microscopic sea life on a giant multitouch wall. Ideum collaborated with the aquarium and with Lindsay Digital in creating this truly unique multitouch installation.
Ideum designed and developed the hardware for the exhibit which includes better than high-definition resolution on a massive, seven-foot round multitouch wall.
Two blended high-resolution projectors provide a seamless and sharp “pixelless” image on a grand scale.
The custom IR (infrared system) can track hundreds of touch points and allows multiple visitors of all ages to interact together. The 10mm glass provides an incredibly durable surface for visitor interaction. The haptic glass surface improves the look and “feel” of the exhibit. Hands slide effortlessly over the micro-etched surface while not displaying finger prints or glare from gallery lights. Specialty glass from European glass-maker, Sevasa was sourced for these particular qualities.
Learn more at ideum.com/monterey