Description : As the visitor begins rowing, a miniaturized boat on the front panel moves up or down in relation to their speed. The small-scale boat moves on a scaled version of the Hillsborough River. As the guest rows their figure to a particular interest point on the river, a small crowd of custom designed people pop up and cheer.
Technology: Pre programmed PLC unit converts the true rowers speed into a manageable unit to determine the speed of the motors that move the miniaturized boat move up and down. Proximity sensors detect the location of the boat to determine rowing direction and activate a sound device for the crowds cheering audio module.
Client: Art Guild, Inc for Tampa Bay History Center