A TARDIS in Troy

TVCOG TARDISThis is great: Some of the nerds* at Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy have built a TARDIS. Instead of transporting time lords -- and being much bigger on the inside -- it serves as a photo booth. And it will be at Troy Night Out tonight.

Explains Mick Cipollo, one of the TARDIS builders, in an email: "There was a concept for Troy night out first for a video booth for 30 second clips of 'why you enjoy Troy.' Then Laban Coblentz, founder and chairman of Tech Valley Center of Gravity, thought it should be in a TARDIS. I thought is was a good idea also."

So he looked for ideas online -- oh, you know there is a TARDIS builders website -- and finally settled on working off some computer generated images. (Fun fact: Mick says the TARDIS is pi meters tall.) Many TVCOG members pitched in to get the project built in three days so they could use it at the August Troy Night Out.

Cipollo says the TARDIS currently used an Android tablet as an information portal/photo booth. The video functionality is still being worked out.

TVCOG is planning to use the TARDIS for community events, like TNO. It's also scheduled to appear at the Emma Willard Mini Maker Faire on October 12. As Mick pointed out, the school will be the perfect architectural backdrop.

* We use that term affectionately, of course.

Earlier on AOA:
+ Tech Valley Center of Gravity
+ Mini Maker Faire in Troy

photo via TVCOG Facebook

Comments

Alons y!

I would realy love to know if the TARDIS will be out and about other then 10/12/2013. Please if anyone has info or a link to point me in the right dir. I would be so greatful.

Don't blink!!

"Fantastic!"

The Tardis was hella-cool, and if anyone has any thoughts they might want to make use of a maker space like the Center of Gravity, there couldn't be a friendlier or more welcoming bunch of people there.

WIBBLY-WOBBLY TIMEY-WIMEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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