Dollhouse Exhibit

This dollhouse has a combination of discovery and play for the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum.

I was tasked to build a large dollhouse with some ‘interactive’ elements like working lights and sounds. I was also involved with developing new activities on the museum’s website so we created a virtual version of the dollhouse with connections to the physical one. Online users can turn lights on and off in the physical space and vice versa.

I designed the house and oversaw its fabrication. I also developed the electronics and wrote the software to control the effects (Basic Stamps with serial connection to a computer with a dozen USB sound cards).

thumbnail of prototype of connected museum exhibit