Case Study:
Monster Trucks
The Science of Extreme Machines

Monster Trucks: The Science of Extreme Machines is a new one-of-a-kind exhibit on monster trucks and the science behind building and driving them. The 15,000-square-foot exhibit debuts at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, before beginning a five-year, 12-city tour of major science centers and natural history museums across the United States

Visitors can climb into the cab of "Grave Digger"-a superstar of the Monster Jam racing circuit-and watch video of spectacular crashes from actual monster-truck events. Exhibit-goers also can learn real-life stories of the drivers, people as interesting as the vehicles themselves. Re-created environments include the Monster Jam Theater; a display area featuring a real monster truck and large-screen video of actual truck crashes; the Grave Digger Climb-on; a deconstructed truck drive train and interactive demonstrations of a suspension system in action. Additional hands-on displays include the 66-inch-high Terra Tire; the Monster Makeover on the artistic creation of truck artwork; Safety First; and an event timeline about the diverse individuals who make it all happen behind the scenes.

Associates in Media Engineering (now a part of Electrosonic) provided the global show systems for the project- Phil Bock, AME's Lead Programmer, along with David Sims, Lead Show-Systems Integrator, brought the myriad of displays, audio systems, interactives and controllers to fruition. Alcorn McBride Equipment was used throughout.

a five-year, 12-city tour of major science centers
Name MSI
Installation AME
Programming P. Bock


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