The last few months have been nuts, frankly. We’ve made 80 Boxes, and are sending about 40 of them to our Make Your Own Museum in a Box pilots, all over the world (every continent except Antartica!?!). We’ve upgraded the Box to V1.2 to incorporate a new amp/sound design, and a much less expensive RFID reader. That’s good.
I really liked what our amp-soldering helper, Thomas Butler, said back in November:
80 boxes is a lot. The most we’ve ever made or had. Now we even have inventory (but even that’s disappearing!). It’s great. Next step is to figure out how to make them even more quickly, and even more cost-effectively.
- The magnificent and thorough Thibaut Evrard, who did the lion’s share of construction
- Irfan & Noufal at Hamon, who have coded up the web app our pilots will need to configure their collections & boxes
- Tom Armitage, who designed our new Amp, nicknamed “Boomer”
- Amy Haigh, who helped kick off the Make Your Own kit design process
- Tom Butler, who soldered all Tom A’s amps in quick smart time
- Takako Copeland, who made our lovely WiFi cards by hand at the London Centre for Book Arts
- Paul Beech and the crew at Pimoroni who sold us lots of hardware, but also did tons of laser-cutting for us
- The 30 or so suppliers on our bill of materials, and of course
- Adrian McEwen and Charlie Cattel-Killick who continue to ride on this crazy horse to find out where she’s going.
Pilots Getting Started
— Ecole St-André d’E (@ecoleStAndre05) January 18, 2019
Young Creatives (13yrs+) have been mindmapping this evening as we kick off @_museuminabox with Artist @_louiserobson – there’s still time to join the weekly project! Get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/Pw4JD4A9x3
— The Turnpike (@the_turnpike) January 9, 2019
Aged 16-25? Gain creative skills by signing up to our FREE 6-week ‘Museum in a Box’ programme. Running from 24 January, help create a miniature interactive exhibition with 3D scanning, printing, audio capture and coding techniques. Find out more at https://t.co/MrWjXTvCeG pic.twitter.com/RUhhHizsun
— Ulster Museum (@UlsterMuseum) January 9, 2019
Super excited about our @warringtonmus project to #3dprint & #AR parts of the amazing collection with the help of the expert staff on our #hpsprout with @HP @CREATE_EDU_PROJ & @_museuminabox 🙂 Our students have some brilliant idea for the new year! pic.twitter.com/gNYix5hB4M
— Spark Penketh Makerspace (@SparkPenketh) December 18, 2018
— Bibliobasella (@Bibliobasella) February 7, 2019
The boxes are making their way out into the world now. We’d post more, but there’s only £19 in the account. (Not for long. It’ll be fine.)
— Museum in a Box (@_museuminabox) February 8, 2019
— MCQN Ltd (@MCQN_Ltd) February 14, 2019