Nick Banks - Interactive exhibit and exhibition designer

Investigate... Portable Science

Not everyone can visit a science centre so Investigate... Portable Science was created to take the science centre experience on the road. Exhibit sets can be formed from a pool of 24 different interactive exhibits themed around forces, energy and structures. Each set packs easily into a family car and and can be set up and running in minutes. Launch a ball using the power of hydrogen or look at the stresses in everyday objects; Examine the tiniest objects to the most massive; Work out how much energy you need to get through your day. Designed to be robust and portable yet still easy to use and engaging. I designed this set of interactives while working for At-Bristol. The creation of detailed engineering drawings and CAD models allows for simple reproduction of each design. Dozens of copies have now been produced and can be found in science centres and schools around the world