Gearard’s Gear Table

(2016) A team collaboration between myself and Ruth Leopold. This is a prototype exhibit for the Children’s Discovery Museum in Bangor, Maine. Our audience was children between the ages of four and ten. The prototype we constructed is a gear puzzle with multiple solutions. The gears are color coded based on size, and are specific to the corresponding color rod on which they are placed. When the puzzle is completed, turning the system activates lights around the table that are programmed by an Arduino. All of the pieces of the puzzle are laser cut from plywood.