Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Legal "Exhibits" for Courtrooms

When I think of the word "exhibit" my mind naturally thinks of displays in museums.  But recently POW! got to create a demonstration device for a courtroom case (or in attorney parlance, an "exhibit.")

As you can see from the YouTube video above, we created a tabletop version of our Giant Newton's Cradle device using standard billiard balls.

Attorney Leila Kilgore, from the law firm Kilgore & Smith in Virginia, contacted us to find out whether we could create a custom Newton's Cradle to help her with a case.  She needed a way to help support the expert testimony of a Physics professor in explaining collisions for a case involving a multi-car accident.  In this case, the numbered billiard balls fit in exactly with the professor's explanations, so we deliberately kept them visible.

It was fun and different to create a courtroom "exhibit" rather than a museum "exhibit."  So, if you are a museum person (or lawyer!) in need of interesting exhibits, feel free to contact me directly to discuss how we can work together on your next project! 

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