Range Lights Interactive Museum Display

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Project: Range Lights Interactive Museum Display (I)
Description: A display where a ship's wheel controls a virtual ship on a screen to demonstrate how Range Lights work
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3D Modelling 3D Printing Arduino Electronics Graphic Design Making Programming Python Raspberry Pi

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Featured Project Interactive Display Museum Display

The Selkirk Marine Museum asked us to set up a display about Range Lights, maritime navigation aids that help a vessel stay in a channel. We set up an Interactive Display that uses an Ship's Wheel , which lets the user control a display created in Pygame on a Raspberry Pi that simulates steering a ship to bring it in line with a set of range lights.

How we did it

We provided the Ship's wheel keyboard emulator. We generated the graphics for the islands, rudder indicator and messages, and designed and rendered the background wave video components for the game. We programmed the actual game in python and pygame. We set up the Raspberry Pi to boot to an update sequence that would read any required updates from a USB stick and then starts the game.

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