Exhibit Design Resource: TheGameStore.com
For a recent exhibit project, I needed to prototype a set of "spinners" (the rotating arrow devices found in a million board games.) I could have mickey moused something out of laminated cardstock or Sintra, but instead I ordered a set of DIY plastic spinner arrows from TheGameStore.com.
Why buy something (albeit a cheap something) instead of just mocking it up with duct tape and string? Two reasons: 1) I wasn't going to be around to "babysit" the temporary prototype to make "wear and tear" repairs on the fly for the client, and 2) The pieces I bought from the "Game Parts" section of GameStore's website can ultimately be used in the final version of the exhibit component. I love making good stuff cheap!
Have fun nosing around The GameStore.com website. I'm sure tucked in amongst the dice, timers, and spinners you'll find something useful for your next project!
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Great timing. I putting together some prototypes for a math exhibit and was very disappointed with the spinners that I got elsewhere. I think these will work fine, although for the final version, I'm considering a spinning clear polycarbonate disk with the arrow on the underside. Some of our visitors are more ... vigorous in how they use our exhibits.