Digital rendering of the 3D model Clermont

Steering into the Future: Enhancing Museum Accessibility

Middle School Robotics Team "The Master Cubz"

A local middle school robotics team, “The Master Cubz,” set out to solve some real-world problems through technology and creativity. Their 3D-printed replica of the Addison’s model ship Clermont was designed to enhance the museum experience for those with visual impairments. 

H. Percy Ashley, Capt., Clermont, 1930
Original Clermont model
3D Printed Model of the "Clermont"
Student-made replica
Robotics Club Public Program, October 1, 2023

At a public program held at the Addison on October 1, visitors were invited to touch the model and press a button to hear a text-to-sound recording that describes the Clermont through an Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated script.

The Master Cubz’s prototype will be on display at the Addison Gallery for visitors to interact with and provide feedback through October 24 before it heads off to the First Lego League competition. We wish them the very best of luck!

Digital rendering of the 3D model Clermont
Digital rendering
3D Printing of the Clermont model
3D Printing of the model