Copper Kingdom

RFID and multi touch interactives

The Copper Kingdom, located on the Wales Coastal Path, which has been developed by Menter Môn in association with the Amlwch Heritage Trust, is part of a major project to preserve and promote industrial, social and environmental heritage of Mynydd Parys and north eastern Anglesey.

Winding Gear

Using the latest multi touch interactive technology the visitor can explore the mountain and wider area to gain a deeper understanding. For the first time the links between the spectacular Parys Mountain, the town and the port will be clear to see.

Interactive multi touch table

Combinations of video, images and text deliver the sights, sounds and stories connecting the industry to the geography. The interactive is underpinned with a content management system enabling more content to be added over the coming years.

The interpretative exhibition provides an insight into copper mining in Amlwch, which dates back to the Bronze Age and how the wealth created by the industry shaped the area. It features the mine owners, the workers and the famous copper ladies.

View from the balcony

View from the balcony – image by kind permission Imagemakers

 

Using RFID technology visitors can adopt the persona of a number of characters from the industrial history of the port and follow their story through the exhibition. At a number of key locations the visitors use their character’s identity cards to trigger the interactive and discover more about the person behind the ID.

The Assay Master's story

The Assay Master’s story – image by kind permission Imagemakers

Radio Frequency IDentification
RFID is the use of a wireless non-contact system using radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data from a ‘tagged’ object to a computer for the purposes of identification, tracking and measurement. The tags require no battery, being powered by the electromagnetic fields used to read them. The tag contains electronically stored information which can be read by an antenna several inches away. The tag does not need to be within line of sight of the antenna although it must not be in close proximity to metallic objects.