AR POSTER STAND IN THE MIDDLE OF BRIDGE
Another path to Hong Kong Science Museum is the bridge connecting to the ground floor of the building. Another AR poster stand had been installed in the middle of the bridge. Visitors can find that they can see the big hungry dinosaur pretending to attack three dinosaurs under the bridge. Many kids were screaming after seeing this in the screen, but they were laughing after knowing it is just an animation. Both parent and kids like the technology and think it is fun.
LEGENDS OF THE GIANT DINOSAURS EXHIBITION
The traditional museum dinosaur exhibition shows bones, fossils, model and posters. To our visitors, it is no longer attractive enough. In 2012, Hong Kong Science Museum started the preparation for the dinosaur show scheduled in 2013. Multiple updated technologies were discussed to apply in this exhibition including mobile game, advanced augmented reality, ultra sound location detection, 3D projection, different sensing technologies, Andriod-based interactive kiosk, wireless network, exhibit hardware and software as well as fabrication. It is one of the exhibitions adopting most technologies in Hong Kong in 2013-2014. What is the secret behind the Legends of the Giant Dinosaurs Exhibition?
At first, players need to pick an egg and answer questions about dinosaurs. They may get one incubation energy unit for each correct answer. A baby dinosaur will be hatched when three units were got. Furthermore, they will lose one chance for each wrong answer. When all the chances are exhausted, the game will be suspended for 30 minutes. They can skip the question without losing a chance.
(Source from Hong Kong Science Museum)