The maps are finally poly-coated and look AMAZING! Everyone involved did a great job in the creation of these two pieces and they will look wonderful when hung up at the library. Special thanks to all the students that designed, cut, assembled, glued, painted, and carried these maps around. Next up is beginning to attach the locations and wire up all the electronics.
After printing the buttons that will house the electronics, they are put to the test to see if everything works and fits the design. Copper tape adhered to the inside of the lid will create the conducting for the touch sensitive sensor to work.
The map gets a coat of white paint to create a uniform and bright surface to display the projected images.
Students use 3D modeling software to create the hollow buttons to house the electronics and become touch sensitive. The map shaped buttons will trigger information and media on an LCD screen, while the round buttons will represent the academic institutions in town and light up when touched.
With the pieces cut and lined up the next step would be to fill in the gaps and clean up the surface.
Successful design makes successful prototypes and prints! Students show off their locations and additions that will populate the town and map of Farmington over the next several years. All of these were first created digitally and then printed using glow in the dark filament!
Students work to design and slice out the roads from maple veneer which will then be glued to the surface carefully.
Under the tutelage of Mr. Corrigan, students continue their work on the map by sanding and preparing the surface for a clear coat and maple laminate that will be used to define the major roadways through the town.
Once sanded, the roads are again carefully laid out and prepared to become glued.