Wednesday, July 25, 2012
San Luis Opisbo Children's Museum
In late 2011 the mechanical engineering team, lead by Katy Hahn, at California Polytechnic University contacted Concept Zero (a business I co-own with Nicky Nada) to help them create some displays for the Children's Museum of San Luis Opisbo, California. I was working at the time on a specialized suspension liquid that would work with plastics - allowing more flexibility for display options, higher safety standards, and lighter, more flexible designs. The requirement for Cal Poly was for two displays, one being a 1 liter flint glass display (as used previously by Concept Zero at the Science Museum of Minnesota) and the second request was to supply them with one of our first plastic window prototypes for display in a science museum. Both displays turned out fantastically and were received with much enthusiasm. This is only the beginning of our success in designing safe and engaging exhibits for science organizations wishing to engage the public using the absolutely interesting properties of ferrofluid and our dynamic suspension liquid.