I started today by using blue painters tape to mark out where the furniture will be to make choices about the amount of electrical switches and the size and type of converter to invest in to support the electrical needs for the Airstream. I had no idea how energizing it would be to start to actually get a clearer picture of where we are headed.
Here you can see the front of the Airstream and the wrap around bench we'll install. The 4'x4' table will be removable to open up the space for more activities. Most of the electrical systems will be managed under the bench storage.
Here is the center and back of the Airstream. We are planning on cabinets over the wheel wells to use for storage but also high counter tops we can use to set up technology or hands on investigations. We're also planning on mounting at least one TV on the wall with a swivel to allow it to reorient towards the front, middle or back of the Airstream. You can also see a similar wraparound bench and removable table in the back of the Airstream to have two groups working at one time. One thing that makes the back unique is that we have plans on transforming the back window area into a rear hatch to allow patrons to move through the Airstream when we have experiences or exhibits that allow. To make this possible, the center rear portion of the wraparound bench will be a removable insert.
Our goal is to be able to stage experiences both inside and outside the Airstream where ever it might be on a given day. Investing in a Route 104 Science shirt or donating to the project can help us continue to move forward. Each shirt is $15 and comes in grey or green.