I had a good idea for a modern museum and I collect Commodore Computers. But it's very sad that there are very few museums that focus on Computer History. Especially Commodore was very important (they made the first complete micro-computer called PET in 1977 and the C64 sold over 22 Million times).
There are a lot of museums in the whole world but very few of them are really modern or are adapted to the needs of the disabled. I think that there should be no steps and big places that people with wheelchairs can access it easily. Also there should be modern information touch screens. So the user can easily access a lot of information in several different languages, pictures and even 3D models! The museum can easily update the information, with no costs and low effort. For handicapped people and also for children (e.g. school classes) there are extra screens and with switches you can lower the showcase.
With Bentley's MicroStation you can see the room before it has been built. Therefore little problems can be solved beforehand and the desires of the orderer can be considered during the design process. So I designed all those things in real size. This workflow can help to decrease the cost and it's very fast.
The project was started under the name "The Ultimate Museum" that sounded similar to project name of "The Ultimate Bar". I later re-named it to "The innovative museum". I've chosen this name because it's a totally new concept and all displayed items are very detailed and accurately because I own Commodore accessory (each displayed item was time-consuming with up to hours of work). Because of these details it takes effect very real. It is one room to show the concept - in a museum there could be more similar rooms put together or other displayed items. It's a very safe place for the displayed objects and it's also imaginable to have different temperature for objects and the rest of the room (for preservation purposes).
- Big room with a tinted window for sunlight
- Touch-Screens with pictures of the displayed items (pictures are rendered in MicroStation as well as composed in other graphic-programs).
- Modern showcases with lighting (lowered on side of the Amiga)
- Logos of the Computer-firms for more oversight
- Seven old advertising behind picture frames (glass with little holders)
- 19 Original Displayed items (11 different shapes)
- All models accurate and with scans or photos of all Logos and stickers (from Original Hardware)
- Difficult rendering because of the Lighting and the Glass
- RPC People (free or demo content) and one RPC Plant for more realism
- Doors for changing the Items or repair the mechanism to lower the showcase
- Commodore: 1541, 1541c, 1541-II, 1571, 3x Datasette (Model 1530 und 1531), C64 DTV, Diskette 5.25", 2x Mauspads
- Amiga: Competition Pro Joystick, Maus, Commodore-Quartett (SCACOM), A1011, A1411, Diskette 3.5", 2x Mauspads
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