The Planetary Weight Machine, used one’s weight as a comparative measure in an attempt to grasp and understand what the environments and gravity on the planets of the solar system would be like.
Simply standing on it displays one’s proportionate weight on all the different planets of the Solar System and the moon. Unfortunately Pluto had to be left out. An RFID based token system was also designed, to activate the printer which printed out each person’s weight as a souvenir to take back home.
I designed and built the Weight Machine in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics and Indian Institute of Science. It was exhibited at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Bangalore, during the Kalpaneya Yatre 2010, commemorating the International Year of Astronomy.