Lunar Xprize Event


Lawrence Hall of Science - Public Science Center

The Challenge:

The Public Science Center wanted a public program to coincide the release of their new planetarium show from Google Lunar Xprize. The public program would be showcasing the new planetarium show and the Moonbots-In-A-Box kit.

Our Solution:

We created a public program called Moon Missions, which challenged visitors to collect stamps at the five stations throughout the museum floor, including the Moonbots-In-A-Box challenge. We also created a new exhibit prototype called "Robot Basic Training" which allowed for three visitors at a time to learn to drive the moonbots by playing a multiplayer game.


Leading up to the event over consecutive weekends, TechHive interns learned teamwork, how to test prototypes with visitors, made robot mazes, and wrote and debug computer programs. The culminating event was featured on NBC news. The stamp-passport is now a practice used in other public programs.