Global Truss goes VRlab at „Deutsches Museum“ in Munich
Since beginning of August 2018 the „Deutsches Museum“ offers a new attraction in the Bavarian capital Munich. The museum created a new VRlab on 80m². In this lab the visitors can digitally experience various exhibits of the museum in virtual reality. For example the steam circuit of the Sulzer steam machine can be examined or Otto Lilienthal can be send on a flight on his flying machine or you can even steer the Lunar Roving vehicle in a simulation on the surface of the Moon.
To give VRlab a technical and futuristic look the museum decided to go for a room-in-room concept including a truss structure. The construction consists of two pieces. The first one is an arc construction realised with F34 that spans the complete length of the room. On this „base“ construction there is another construction attached. This one is made with F33 truss and is being suspended by so called „Gizmos“ from the base construction. The tracking system TPCast for the VR glasses and the corresponding controllers is attached to this F33 construction. With this system the visitors can experience the virtual world completely wireless.
The design of the constructions was made by Global Truss GmbH and the close cooperation with Thomann allowed a successful realisation of the project.
„The VRlab in Munich is a very interesting project for us. Our trusses create this futuristic look that just fits to the topic Virtual Reality without being too dominant. Furthermore there is still enough daylight which creates a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Global Truss loves new technologies as you can see with our TrussTool and our Augmented Reality app for mobile devices and therefore we support all new technological approaches. We are really happy to be a part of this innovative project,“ says Florian Schaaf, Project Manager at Global Truss.
Visitors of the „Deutsches Museum“ can experience the VRlab for free on Tuesday and Thursday between 1:30pm and 4:30pm and as well on Saturdays between 10:30am and 1:30pm.