A consumer manufacturing company needed to monitor up to 64 temperatures on their product to verify the product complied with UL standards.
Impression 5 hands on science center in Lansing, MI had an exhibit that needed an upgrade. The exhibit consisted of firing a tennis ball with compressed air, with the goal of shooting the ball into a bucket a fixed distance away. The patron could select the angle at which the tennis ball was fired, and the pressure of an air tank upon firing by using a hand pump. A PC monitored the angle of the tennis ball and the air pressure of a tank, and displayed these measurements on a computer screen along with the flight trajectory for the angle and pressure. Impression 5 wanted to upgrade the computer graphics and use off the shelf hardware to make maintenance easier.