Teachers and educators looking for a way to bring museums into the classroom may be interested in a new Raspberry Pi powered Museum in a Box. Which has been created to bridge the gap between museums and schools by offering a more hands-on approach to conservation education through 3D printing and digital making. To account the demonstration video below to learn more about the awesome Museum in a Box.
Museum in a Box aims to “put museum collections and expert knowledge into your hand, wherever you are in the world,” through modern maker practices. “Large, impressive statues are truly a sight to be seen. Take for example the 2.4m Hoa Hakananai’a at the British Museum. Its tall stature looms over you as you read its plaque to learn of the statue’s journey from Easter Island to the UK under the care of Captain Cook in 1774, and you can’t help but wonder at how it made it here in one piece.”
Each 3D print gets its own NFC tags enabling it to trigger audio playback from the Raspberry Pi which is located in the laser-cut housing of a ‘brain box’. Museum in a Box will be showcased at this years Raspberry Fields 2018 event, for more information on the Museum in a Box project jump over to the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website.