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Project Description

Project Overview

Museums display a small amount of their artifacts because of the factors prohibiting grand exhibitions, including problems with preservation, conservation, security, and controlling environmental conditions in exhibit spaces. Working with the Congressman Joe L. Evins’ collection from TTU Special Collections and Archives, the iCube and iMakerSpace mitigated these inherent problems by uniquely displaying the archives collection artifacts using virtual reality and 3D printed objects.

Technologies

This project was brought to life using an array of technology, including:

  • Unity
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Google Cardboard

Team

Stefanie Smithers, Justin Medley, Environmental Science; Megan Atkinson, Library and Archives; Brenna M. Edwards, Web Design; Chas Davies, Mechanical Engineer

Project Board Text: 

The Congressman Joe L. Evins’ Desk Exhibit displays a number of artifacts from the historical collection in both virtual reality and as 3D printed objects. The exhibit allows viewers to see the items in virtual reality while the original artifacts are protected from the inherent problems created by exhibition. Displaying 3D printed objects in lieu of originals allows the user to see, interact, and touch the artifact’s surrogate while the decreasing handling of original artifact.

Team: 

Stefanie Smithers, Justin Medley, Environmental Science; Megan Atkinson, Library and Archives; Brenna M. Edwards, Web Design; Chas Davies, Mechanical Engineer