Aurora Interactive

Visitors control the aurora when they stand in front of a winter scene. Since few people get to experience the aurora directly, this is meant to be an experiential exhibit where the beauty of the aurora can be appreciated.

Special Feature: Aurora Interactive can be paired with Solar Interactive—when a CME hits the Earth in Solar Interactive, the aurora gets powered-up in Aurora Interactive.

Game Play: A Kinect tracks your arm motion as you control the position and intensity of the aurora. When used with "Planetary Magnetic Fields" (Aurora 1), a serial connection between the computers triggers more active and brighter aurora in this exhibit when Earth is hit by solar flares.

What We Provide

  • Aurora Interactive Software
  • License Dongle
  • Kinect Controller

What You Provide

  • Computer
  • 1080p Display

Computer Spec

  • Core i5 Quad Core (or better).
  • Motherboard that supports CPU socket.
  • Power Supply: 500 Watt (or better).
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 960 (or better).
  • For Kinect-based software: Dedicated USB-3 connected to PCIx Gen 2.0.
  • RAM: 8 GB (or greater).
  • HDD/SSD: 60+ GB.
  • OS: Windows 10.


Demonstration Video