After debuting the Energy Dance Floor last October, the Museum has now added a video to the exhibit which brings to life the message of ‘Kid Energy’ and animates the inner workings of the dance floor’s tiles. The first of its kind in the US, the floor captures energy from people dancing and converts it to electricity, which is used to power up special LED lighting effects embedded in the tiles. The video also features images and clips from around Miami, as well as dancers from Miami’s own Hip Hop Kidz and South Miami Middle School’s Dance Magnet.
The Energy Dance Floor video is being presented at the Museum on an innovative “floating” screen, but you can also check it out on the Museum’s YouTube channel:
There’s also a separate mini-floor with a thermal camera and a large-screen display, where dancers can see the heat that they’re generating while they dance.
The Energy Dance Floor is part of the Miami Science Museum’s ongoing efforts to prototype new ways for delivering content about renewable energy, in support of the Museum’s new 250,000 square foot LEED-certified building now under development and slated to open in 2014.