A realistic mission control mockup for kids #Simulation @nasa @instructables @hackaday
gcall1979 on Instructables built a Mission Control Center for children was constructed to manage a pretend launch of the space shuttle.
I wanted to play-out the make believe mission with nothing but LED lamps to tell the story; both 7-segment displays and graphic displays with LED lights strategically mounted. I tried to keep it straight forward and sequential with required child interaction so they felt they were really directing a space shuttle mission.
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