Phil's Projects Page
Currently, Phil is designing and buiding a Rain Forest exhibit for New College of Florida funded by a grant from NSF. It consists of an eight foot long cable bridge like the ones built in the treetops, a 3'x4'x4' Amazon rain forest diorama and an interactive kiosk.
1:100 scale Researchers on tree platform
1:100 scale 200ft Kapok Tree

 

As a volunteer (and later as a Member of the Board of Trustees) at the Orlando Science Center (OSC), Phil has designed as well as built many hands-on educational exhibits. The first was Laser Fair at OSC which drew upon his graduate research at the University of Florida in laser excited atomic fluorescence. LAser Fair was such a hit it was adapted for use as a traveling exhibit available for rent. After several years of use it was finally retired and the individual exhibits were disassembled and parts re-used.

Later a major exhibit was built for traveling to other science centers featuring the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. Also decomissioned, the wood and brass model of a differential gear assembly was donated to the magnet school Pinewood in Sarasota, FL.

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