11 & 25 February 2018
The children who participated in the program entered the Ancient Greece Hall, “transformed” for a while into ancient Greeks and, having the Hydraulic Telegraph in front of them, sent messages that “crossed mountains and valleys, seas and rivers” in order to reach their destination! What came next was even more exciting. The little “Ancient Greeks” were given the opportunity to recreate the location, the rivers and the mountains that the message crossed, with the help of a sandbox!
How it was achieved
The sandbox is an augmented reality table, an interactive sand table where, with the help of technology and imagination, you can mold anything you want and watch it come to life in front of you!
The children enjoyed themselves by designing a communications network, creating lakes, mountains, rivers, even rain!
It all started in 2012 in California, when computer scientist Oliver Kreylos envisioned the creation of an interactive sand table. The rest is history. Universities, schools and museums all over the world use this application today and the Telecommunications Museums is the first museum to own its own sandbox!
Who visited us
A great number of parents and children, 218 people in total, participated in the educational activities of the Museum, at the programs and tours that were held during February.