Eco Station

Generator Bike, interpretive games and RFID interactive

Eco-station at Whitehill and Bordon Eco-town demonstrates how a redundant fire station can be transformed into an environmentally-friendly centre with a drastically reduced carbon footprint.

The Eco-station hosts an interactive exhibition, a lecture room, an activity room and office space. It will also house the Woolmer Forest Heritage Society’s collection.

Eco Station

The Bike Generator interactive uses a modified gym bike connected to a PC and display. The system monitors the visitor’s performance over one minute of pedalling and then provides feedback as to how much power has been generated and what this means in the real world. How long will the energy produced in that minute power a TV set? Or light bulb? The results can be illuminating.

Generator Bike

Generatior Bike Close Up

Here’s a video of the interactive in development, well at least it was keeping us fit!

Interactive games explore some of the issues facing our modern world and help the visitor understand what part they can play in the future of our planet.

Interactive Panel

 

RFID Tagged Cards

Game Screen

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.