The project is part of the permanent exhibition of the Institut Català de Paleontologia Museum of Sabadell. It explains visitors the process of 3D scanning of fossils, which gives the researchers and paleonthologists a virtual model to analyse.
The piece consists of two devices, both controlled by Arduino boards, and one touch screen with a Flash application that controls the Arduinos. When the user taps some “Scan” buttons on the touch screen, one of the two devices start the virtual scanning, and after that it shows the user the 3D model of the object that has been scanned. It also contains information on the process, and graphics and videos go together to make the explanation easier.