Friday, January 22, 2010
If you would like to experience the Virtual Power Station and Grid as an avatar you need a high-speed internet connection and a computer with a video card. If you click below and you don't yet have an avatar you will make a "stop" at secondlife.com (see photo below) to sign up for a free avatar. If you have one (or once you receive one) you may go on to the Virtual Power Station and Grid Area. Enjoy!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Experience the huge, fully animated, cut-away schematic of a coal fired power plant with it’s huge firey furnaces, boilers, steam turbines, generator and it’s attached power grid complete from the plant to the consumer.We have even provided a bosun's chair type tour vehicle for touring the schematic up close. Enjoy!
The furnace (animated here) turns chemical energy (powdered coal dust) into heat energy that creates superheated steam in the boiler above. The steam then turns the turbines (heat energy to mechanical energy) that in turn spin the alternator (mechanical energy into electrical energy)
We were awarded a $5.1 MM WIRED Grant from the US Dept. of Labor to promote interactive digital technology in Appalachian Ohio. The three state universities in the region have 700 students enrolled in animation and game development degree programs.
WIRED Island One in second life.com (htpp://slurl.com/secondlife/WIRED%201/59/36/41) was designated as our demonstration island. We built more than twenty demonstration experiences there from the F-35 fighter to an underwater park. The FVWC entry is an exciting animated, interactive classroom demonstrating the potential for virtual worlds as training/orientation and public relations sites for major industries.
Walk through and experience our 100’ x 60’ ( scaled from 1.5 sq. mi.) virtual model of America’s second largest coal-fired power station. Experience the huge, fully animated, cut-away schematic of a power plant with it’s huge firey boilers, steam turbines and it’s attached power grid complete from the plant to the consumer.