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Among a multitude of interactive exhibits, the new science center houses Artec Shapify Booth, which makes high-resolution full-body 3D scans in a matter of seconds.
October 5 is a big day for Luxembourg and neighboring regions of France, Germany and Belgium – the Luxembourg Science Center opens its doors to the general public for the first time. From now on, visitors are welcome here every day of the week. Admission is free of charge for groups of Luxembourg public school students.
The goal is to stir interest in science and technology with local residents, especially school and college students. Ultimately, the center aims to encourage youngsters to pursue STEM careers and prepare them for the 21st century workplace.
“There is no similar center within a 500 km radius, and none equivalent in Europe,” says Nicolas Didier, President of the Luxembourg Science Center.
From now on, visitors are welcome here every day of the week.
Already now visitors can make their 3D scans for free in Artec Shapify Booth, a revolutionary full-body 3D scanner which takes a mere 12 seconds to scan a person and a few more minutes to fuse the 3D data into a high-resolution 3D portrait. Shapify Booth is the fastest 3D body scanner in the world – it is capable of scanning and processing up 800 models in one day.
All you need to do is step inside the booth, strike a pose and hold still while the booth’s four precision scanners make a full circle around you. The 3D portrait you get in the end can be printed out – the center plans to organize in-house 3D printing in the first quarter of 2018 – to become a very special, personalized memento that you can keep for yourself or give as a present to your next of kin. Shapify can scan couples, so bring your sweetheart or friend for an unforgettable 3D experience!
Shapify Booth is the fastest 3D body scanner in the world – it is capable of scanning and processing up 800 models in one day.
Occupying 3,000 sq m at the moment and planning to expand to 21,000 sq m by 2022, the center offers a variety of interactive, recreational and educational workstations, workshops and labs. Hands-on exhibits, science and technology shows and labs are available on a daily 365-day schedule.
There are a total of 10 thematic rooms planned to be launched at the center. Four are already operating: the Kitchen Lab, Materials, Fluids, Solids & Gases, and Mathematics. Over the next few months the center will open programming/cybersecurity, space, acoustics and verbal expressions, bio-genetics, chemistry, 3D design, virtual reality & AI labs.
Hands-on exhibits, science and technology shows and labs are available on a daily 365-day schedule.
According to Nicolas Didier, the center will present scientific inventions and phenomena with the focus on their application in daily life. For example, the evolution of science will be explored through the development of the engine: from a 110 year-old 12 ton combustion engine producing only 40 hp to a 96 kg 240 hp engine.
Other major exhibits include a 1 Tesla electro-magnet, a 1.5 million volt Tesla transformer, a programmable industrial robot with a joy-stick and music keyboard, a real aircraft jet engine with enhanced reality and mixed reality HoloLens applications, a laser cutter, and more.
The center’s exhibits, including Shapify Booth, are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
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