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February 08, 2019

Winners for VR Museum Walk Microproject Challenge

Over the holiday break, our monthly competition continued with the challenge to make a VR exhibit in honor of a scientist, inventor or historical figure you admire. We’ve been reading a lot about recent efforts to make digital exhibits of art and science so we were excited to see what sorts of digital exhibits you all would choose to create. The submissions we received taught us about the lives and accomplishments of noteworthy figures from nearly every profession such as physics, painting, activism and inventing. We hope to one day have the pleasure of visiting a museum, virtual or otherwise, dedicated to one of the many talented students in the Mouse community who take part in challenges like these. Thank you for your many awesome submissions!

Grand Prize

Our Grand Prize winner is Marie Curie Museum made by 321kazukiI from PS 139 in Queens, New York! 321kazukiI actually worked on this project almost until the final deadline and the extra effort shows in the quality of this exhibit. Step through the programmed, sliding glass doors into this museum to find many facts and images of the life of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Marie Curie. Every part of the exhibit including the parking lot outside feels carefully constructed and we enjoyed the added “Creator’s Corner” inside the exhibit where you can see a few characters discuss possible changes to be made to the museum like a second floor. Excellent work, 321kazukiI!

1st Runner Up

Our 1st Runner up was Stephen Hawking Museum by chicago90278 & rea0324 from Rogers Middle School in Long Beach, California! This museum has two floors filled with information about Stephen Hawking, who’s arguably the most famous scientist alive. Stephen Hawking’s life is a story of perseverance and intellectual curiosity and chicago90278 & rea0324’s exhibit does a great job of detailing some of his greatest achievements. We also loved that the museum is designed to be wheelchair accessible, so the Stephen Hawking could visit even if it weren’t digital! Great job, chicago90278 & rea0324!

2nd Runner Up

Our 2nd Runner up was Albert Einstein’s Museum made by 319ArianaC, also from P.S. 139 in Queens, New York! This entry stands out right from the start as you are met with a caption that announces the subject of the museum, Albert Einstein. The exhibit has sections devoted to particular sections of the famous scientist’s life including his childhood and adulthood. You’ll find tons of information not only on the displays in this museum but also coming from the visitors 319ArianaC added. Terrific work, 319ArianaC!.

Our honorable mentions go out this month to:

  • 321allenl’s exhibit is a well designed, two floor reflection on Einstein’s life.

Our Grand Prize winner will receive a $50 Adafruit Gift Certificate for their school, and our 1st and 2nd Runners up will each win a prize of their choice from our new prize chest.

Another month, another competition! This month, your challenge is to make an interactive animation using Wick!


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