NXP Train

The Styria company NXP is specialist in the sector of RFID technology. Various possibilities of NXP products in the field of transportation are shown via the NXP Train. It is a contactless controllable demo with two Märklin model railroads. This train demo for the purpose of showing the performance of NXP ticket solutions is used at exposition and exhibitions, for example in Los Angeles, Moscow or Berlin.

The NXP train consists of a Märklin model railroad, NXP RFID reader, Reed contacts and other electronics. The trains are controlled with different RFID cards to determine the next stop or change the direction.

Carriage simulator

Permanent exhibit: Spanish Riding School Lipizzaner Stud Piber, Köflach [website]

While sitting on a carriage, made of iron and wood, you are able to steer horses with reins through the landscape. For the exhibit a real carriage and real reins are used as interfaces. The implementation emphasized on realistic horse’s reactions.

The landscape resembles the Weststyrian hilly landscape and provides paths, hills, creeks and a typical farmer house of the region.

The visitors of the Stud Piper receive a chip for using the carriage. If they want to take another ride with it, it is also possible to use one Euro coins.

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Visitors are also able to compare with others during a carriage race. The turf is a 3d simulation of the real turf in Piper.

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Public Goods Game

Exhibit for the travelling exhibition
Exhibition “Experience Networks”, ScienceCenter Netzwerk, Vienna [website]

A classic game theory was developed multimedia-based for the Science Center Netzwerk. The Public Goods Game conduces as a model in experimental economics in order to analyze the provision of public goods.

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Visitors of the exhibition play together and against each other at the “TeamTable” and analyze their group dynamics. It is very interesting to see the strategies of the other players. Who act as a free-rider? Who cares about the public welfare? Who tries to encourage the others to synergetic act together?

The Public Goods Game was realized on base of the “TeamTable” concept, which was used and tested in the exhibition “Heart over Heels” at the Graz Children’s museum FRida & FreD and in our showroom “touchIT”.

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