Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Exhibit Design Inspiration: The Mythbusters Wall O' Boxes

Recently I saw a YouTube video (at the top of this post or click here) that featured a tour around The Mythbusters' M5 workshops with co-host Jamie Hyneman and a writer from Popular Mechanics magazine.

While it's always fun to see someone's workshop,  I was especially taken by the YouTube segment of the "Wall O' Boxes" (A gigantic set of metal shelves stacked with large plastic storage boxes filled with different sorts of materials.)  Jamie from the Mythbusters explained that it is much easier to test out your ideas quickly if you have a bunch of "stuff" around to build with.

It really brings to mind the Edison quote, “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

So, enter the Wall O' Boxes.  Thinking back, just about every clever "maker" I know has their own similar storage variation in their workshop or work space --- how about you?

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