Ripple Tank is a large projection device paired with a wave generating the table. Visitors can press three independent buttons labeled NW, NE, and S, and generate waves that travel in the corresponding directions. Waves travel across a shallow circular tank to interact with an island model placed in the middle of the tank. Guests can choose from one of four Hawaiian island configurations to place in the tanks, orienting them via an indexing pocket recessed in the center. The action generated on the table is then projected onto a large vertical screen thereby displaying vertically what happens horizontally.
Exhibit concept designs provided by Gyroscope Inc.
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI