Gears and more gears!
We have been working steadily on the design and fabrication for the interior & exterior building of the Tortoise exhibit area for the Hattiesbug Zoo in MS. The latest completed pieces are the interactive gears going all around the complex. This larger interactive gear piece goes on the outside wall of the main tortoise house, for kids and adults to play with.
Made of polypro, exterior grade woods and stainless steel hardware, this piece is made to survive the Mississippi weather and children alike.
Smaller gears are in a cluster next to it, as a sign hangs above, as shown in this early drawing.
The 'gear cluster' final designs look like this:
Below is a photo of a 'gear cluster' completed, made of polypro, exterior grade woods and stainless steel. See a video of the gears in action...
The interior of the main presentation room will look like this, with another interactive gear wall under the flat screens in the back.
Here is the final design for the interior interactive gear wall
And here is the final fabrication of that piece getting its last bits put in place at our shop
Steering wheels in three sections of the interactive wall allow for the spinning of the gears See a video of this interactive gear wall...
Next up we are working on this small building pictured below, which will be the holding pen and watering hole for the Tortoises.
Very soon, that building will look like this!