Gardenarium @ the Drive-In Arcade is an interactive installation that was installed at Beakerhead 2014 in Calgary, AB. It was a collaborative project with Paloma Dawkins. In short, it is a mobile video game. We attached a projector to the top of a recycled mini van and turned it into a game controller and concession stand. Inside, the van's steering wheel and a giant joystick control navigation in the game. If you find a pop can in the game, a dispenser sends a real pop can down some rails to the front. In the back, there is an automatic popcorn popper and goofy jawbreaker dispenser.
I initiated the project and brought Paloma on to do animations for the video game. She ended up developing most of the game too. Her and I did the game design together and I designed and built all the hardware.
Unfortunately, the later stages of the project were poorly documented, so here are a bunch of progress and prototype pictures.