Sunday, April 13, 2008

Museum Maker's ToolBox: ScreenKeys

Well, if a technology has shown up in Popular Science magazine, as well as the Science Museum of Minnesota's "Beyond the Button" blog, it must be good!

Ironically, given the title of SMM's blog, this new(ish) technology called ScreenKeys is a type of push button that embeds a programmable LCD screen into the surface of the button.

While it sounds like a wacky idea, the ScreenKeys website offers some interesting ideas for using the technology, including control platforms for a multi-camera TV station, or a multi-station conveyor belt control panel. (Check out the interactive demo on the website!)

Have you used ScreenKeys in an exhibit installation? Let us know how in the Comments Section below.

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