6 Things You Just Cannot Miss When Visiting the Science & Innovation Gallery of Rashtrapati Bhavan

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A robotic dog, a talking wall, a virtual tabla and much more at the Science and Innovation museum of Rashtrapati Bhavan. The museum will be open to visitors on weekends. Here are some incredible things to check out there.

Rashtrapati Bhavan will now flaunt a new Science and Innovation Museum called ‘Navachara Kaksh’ (room of new ideas).

Inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday, August 4, the museum is established by Rashtrapati Bhavan with the assistance of M/s. Intel India. It will not only have scientific information and innovations at display, but will also inspire young minds to follow a path of scientific discovery.

Navachara Kaksh will be open for visitors on weekends (Friday-Sunday), as part of the Rashtrapati Bhavan tour. Intel will initially handle the museum, which will be the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s responsibility later.

Here are some awesome innovations you will find in there –

1. The museum has a robotic dog called Clumsy which resembles a real dog.

Photo: presidentofindia.nic.in

The robot has 16 servo motors that enable it to perform motor actions like walking and squatting. Designed by a 17-year-old school student, Arsh Shah, Clumsy can also see, touch and hear through its micro-controller board. Here’s more you can now about this little innovator.

2. There is a Virtual Tabla which will enable visitors to play the drums and hear its rhythmic sound without touching the drums at all.

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With the help of sensors that detect hand movements, the table will play a corresponding sound through microprocessors.

3. A 3D printer at the museum will let visitors make three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.


The printer will lay out several successive layers of material until the final object is created.

4. There is also a Stringless Piano which works like the virtual tabla.

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It has a wireless, touch-sensitive electric sound producer, which enables the user to create sound like a regular piano, out of thin air.

5. “A Talking Wall” and a “Planet Wall” will provide interactive audio visual display that will generate interest about various discoveries and innovations among kids.

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The objective of these walls is to encourage students to follow the path of discovery. The wall will showcase young geniuses and innovations apart from telling students about various science fairs where they can exhibit their work.

6. At this incredible museum, visitors can also take a selfie in 3D-style, with the President’s house in the backdrop.

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The photographs are generated by the Intel® RealSense™ 3D camera which is the world’s first and smallest integrated 3D camera.

All pics otherwise mentioned: Twitter

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