Cultural Technology Development Lab

The Cultural Technology Development Lab is an R&D program where university faculty and students, museum professionals, and other partners work together on technology and design solutions for cultural institutions.
We are currently working with the new Manhattan Project National Park in Los Alamos, the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History, the New Mexico History Museum, and our newest partner, Intel/Two Bit Circus.

The Museduino is an open source hardware kit developed in-house by CTDL. It is built to support robust public exhibits using the arduino IDE and the Arduino Uno footprint. It’s currently deployed around the country in museums, national parks, and installations. Information, tutorials, schematics and kit purchasing is at museduino.wordpress.com.
Contact us at info.ctdl@gmail.com (project inquiries, museduino information or questions)

Past partners include: SITE Santa Fe, The Carlsbad Museum & Art Center, The Bradbury Science Museum at Los Alamos, the NM Museum of Natural History and Science, Colorado National Monument, Acadia National Park, Roswell Museum & Art Center, The City of Las Cruces Museum.

The CTDL has been artist- in-residence at Grinnell College, Kenyon College, and College of the Atlantic.

CTDL Projects

Oldfarm Mobile App

Oldfarm Mobile App Acadia National Park

Trackways Interactive Projection

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, Trackways Exhibit Interactive Projection

Trackways Animation

Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science Trackways Exhibit Animation

Segesser Hides

NM History Museum, Segesser Hides Interactive This project was built with HTML5, CSS, Javascript and open source Javascript libraries. It uses assets from the original Adobe Flash version of the Segesser Hides interactive. Adobe Flash is outdated, proprietary and not supported on modern browsers and devices. By converting from Flash to web programming languages, the …

Shifting Boundaries

NM History Museum Shifting Boundaries Interactive This project was built with HTML5, CSS, Javascript and open source Javascript libraries. It uses assets from the original Adobe Flash version of the Shifting Boundaries interactive. Adobe Flash is outdated, proprietary and not supported on modern browsers and devices. By converting from Flash to web programming languages, the …

Weather Lab

Albuquerque Balloon Museum Weather Lab interactive design design by graduate student Eli Menchaca

Arctic Air Interactives

Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Arctic Air: Bold Flight of S.A. Andree exhibit Interactive Touch Tables

Explore Aston

NM Roswell Museum & Art Center Explore Aston A beacon based mobile app for exploring the Aston Collection

Little Carlsbad

Carlsbad Museum Little Carlsbad Exhibit built with Museduino Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

Acadia Interactive Rail

Acadia National Park Interactive Rail

Acadia Bird Matching Game

Acadia National Park Bird Matching Game

Museduino

Museduino Kit Museduino is CTDL’s open-source system for exhibits and installations. Museduino boards are printed in Oregon, assembled on-site in Albuquerque, New Mexico. museduino.wordpress.com

Kinect Baumann Marionettes

NM Museum of Art Kinect Baumann Marionettes documentation site: http://www.riannetrujillo.com/marionettes/