Adam Pippin

SaskPower Ideal Home (2014)

An interactive display featuring both a TV and an iPad controller, this display allows patrons to drag and drop appliances and electronics into their "Ideal" home while showing them the effect that their choices have on the power grid if done at a large scale. A variety of power saving techniques are available to help educate patrons on ways they can help offset their power consumption.

Both the controller and display were developed using HTML and JavaScript. Using a local WiFi network, the iPad and display were able to communicate over websockets via a node.js intermediary allowing for instantaneous feedback to a patron's actions.

I developed the display, controller and node.js daemon. I specced the hardware, installed the exhibit, and provided support to the teams on the ground.

interactive-exhibit nodejs