FHD 2021 Week 36
Short week. Great progress. Here are the highlights…
In Week 36 we made great progress on our new Exhibit Showcase system. We’re tentatively calling the cases Lincoln Showcases.
We modeled variations on the case structure and ran stress/displacement simulations to show which designs perform best:
Then we built a prototype of the chosen design to see how our theoretical model compares to the real world:
The improvement was sizeable: a 75% reduction in displacement from our initial prototype! That puts us well within the tolerance we anticipate needing for a top-quality product.
Graham and Anthony made great progress on multiple facets of the news exhibit schematic design.
Anthony added more interpretive elements to his newsprint sculpture:
Graham explored potential title panel structures for the exhibit entrance:
Graham also drafted a large artistic wall mural:
Then we reviewed progress on the (nearly) complete prototype unit:
And discussed methods for adding more depth and detail to the full-size cases once we get into the design development phase.
Penrose Heritage anniversary exhibits
Graham and Dan finalized all the graphics for the Penrose Heritage Museum improvements. We should be able to get our portion of this project done and shipped right on schedule, if not a little early.
New Product: Flat Pack Pedestals
We spent just a bit of time developing a flat pack pedestal product to complement our new flat pack reader rail products. It won’t be for everyone, but for certain small-format traveling exhibits it may be a handy way to display objects that transports more easily than our standard Upland pedestals.
Finally, it’s a strange highlight, but the last few weeks have been a frenzy of design and engineering as shown by our conference room whiteboard. Time to erase it and start again!
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