This project was carried out during my Bachelor thesis (2014, KHB Weißensee) in collaboration with Claudia Pineda de Castro. The circuit table is an interactive exhibit designed for a microelectronics exhibition shown at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. Its purpose is to explain the basics of electronic components, including their dedicated functions and use cases, to visitors of all age groups. By linking individual modules together based on a predetermined blueprint, users create an electric circuit that once successfully completed lights up to become a learning experience stimulating all senses. This playful interaction is supported by the circuit table’s graphical interface that recognizes and locates the circuit modules through object recognition. Thus, the circuit table is also able to give feedback on mistakes or give clues when users need assistance.
With the funding of the Deutsches Museum Munich, we were able to acquire a Multitaction display and execute our vision. I implemented the software as a prototype with Processing.