Eco Table is an interactive table presented at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) visitor center.
The unique topographic table creates a learning experience in which renewable energy concepts are understood through playful interaction.
The tangible game pieces are water turbines, photovoltaic (solar) panels and wind turbines.When a game piece is placed on the table, visual feedback under it shows the amount of renewable energy generated. The better the location, the more energy is produced, reducing the smoke generated from a conventional power plant.
An animated power grid demonstrates the connection between all renewable energy units in the city.
Eco Table provides additional challenges through climate changes such as clouds and draught that require the player to move the pieces in order to maintain efficient and clean electricity.
By the HIT Interaction Lab in collaboration with the the Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Excellence Center at HIT.
Creators: Oz Shai, Lihi Adir, Hai Cohen, Yael Avni, Shachar Geiger, Michal Rinott, Yuval Beck.