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Unveiling the Wonders of the Ocean: Atomic Carrots' Marine Debris Exhibit at Padre Island

Unveiling the Wonders of the Ocean: Atomic Carrots' Marine Debris Exhibit at Padre Island

We are thrilled to announce the completion of our latest project – a permanent exhibit on marine debris, housed within the stunning national seashore, Padre Island Malaquite Visitor Center. This exhibit combines education, interaction, and artistic vision to shed light on the critical issue of marine pollution and its impact on our oceans.

  • The Concept:

The centerpiece of our exhibit is a large-sized Plinko Game, designed to engage visitors of all ages. But this isn't your ordinary Plinko Game – it's a visually captivating experience, featuring hand-illustrated backgrounds and chips representing the most commonly found marine debris items washed up on the park’s shores.

  • Interactive Learning:

Visitors will have the opportunity to drop these chips into the Plinko Game and watch as they cascade down, ultimately landing in an origin bin. As the chips fall, they'll witness the effects of marine debris firsthand, gaining a deeper understanding of its impact on marine life and ecosystems.

  • Artistry Meets Education:

One of the unique aspects of our exhibit is its illustrative look, which strikes a balance between whimsical and biologically accurate. Every detail, from the background of the Plinko Game to the design of the chips, has been meticulously crafted to provide an immersive and educational experience.

  • Traveling Exhibit:

But our commitment to marine conservation doesn't stop there. In addition to the permanent exhibit at Padre Island, we also created a portable version for traveling purposes. This tabletop version two pop-up banners, allowing us to bring the message of ocean conservation to communities far and wide.

  • Conclusion:

With our work at  Padre Island National Seashore, we aim to inspire action and raise awareness about the importance of protecting our oceans. Together, let's work towards a future where marine debris is a thing of the past, and our oceans thrive once more.

Join us on this journey as we unveil the wonders of the ocean and empower visitors to make a positive impact on the world around them.


Padre Island National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore

Atomic Carrots is making waves in the world of marine conservation with our latest project—a permanent exhibit entitled “Turning the Tide on Marine Debris" at the Padre Island National Seashore Visitor Center., complete with a captivating Plinko Game, set to redefine the visitor experience at an undisclosed park.

At the heart of this exhibit is a giant Plinko Game where visitors can drop chips, each representing the most commonly found marine debris washed up on the park's shore. As the chips descend to an origin bin, the interactive display vividly showcases the consequences of marine debris on our oceans. The backdrop, as well as the chips, is a testament to our dedication to artistry, with hand-illustrated designs that strike a delicate balance between whimsy and biological accuracy concerning marine life.

Our artistic team, armed with their passion for marine conservation, has meticulously hand-painted animals and scenes for Padre Island National Seashore's upcoming marine debris exhibit, "Turning the Tide on Marine Debris." This collaboration extends our commitment to using creative endeavors as a means to educate and inspire change.

But the impact doesn't stop there. Recognizing the need for accessibility, we're also developing a portable tabletop version of the exhibit for traveling purposes. This version comes equipped with two pop-up banners, ensuring that the important message about marine debris and its effects can reach diverse audiences beyond the park's walls.

The Marine Debris Exhibit and Plinko Game aren't just about showcasing artistry; they are powerful tools for environmental education. Through immersive experiences and interactive elements, we hope to foster a sense of responsibility and inspire visitors to take an active role in preserving our oceans.

As Atomic Carrots continues to blend art with conservation efforts, we look forward to making a splash in raising awareness and turning the tide on marine debris issues, one exhibit at a time. Don't miss the opportunity to explore our impactful exhibit, up throughout February 2024, combining art and education to address environmental challenges.


Recreating Artillery Wheels for Word War II Cannons

Honoring the past with precision. Atomic Carrots used 3D printing and CNC machining to recreate for historically accurate cannon wheels for WWII Japanese Type 95 field guns.

In a meticulous endeavor to uphold historical accuracy and contribute to the preservation of significant military history, Atomic Carrots embarked on a challenging project – the crafting of four cannon wheels. These wheels, destined for two Japanese Type 95 Field Guns from the World War II era, were intended as crucial replacements for the iconic artillery pieces housed at the US Marine Corps Museum in Parris Island, South Carolina.

The process began with a deep dive into historical research and understanding the intricacies of the original cannon wheels. Armed with this knowledge, our skilled artists use a combination of traditional and cutting-edge techniques to bring this historical project to life.

The wheel parts underwent a sand casting process in aluminum, a method chosen for its durability and suitability for intricate details. 3D prints played a pivotal role in creating molds, while CNC machining ensured precision in the fabrication process. This amalgamation of traditional craftsmanship with modern technology allowed us to replicate the intricate design of the original cannon wheels.

Each wheel was carefully crafted to meet not only historical accuracy standards but also stringent structural integrity requirements. The goal was not just to replace parts but to pay homage to the legacy of the Type 95 Field Guns were captured our enemies

The significance of this project lies not just in the wheels themselves but in the contribution they make to the US Marine Corps Museum. As the newly fabricated cannon wheels find their place alongside the historic artillery, they play a vital role in enhancing the museum's commitment to preserving and presenting military history with authenticity and reverence.

Atomic Carrots is honored to have played a part in this educational journey, offering a tangible connection to the past and ensuring that future generations can engage with the sacrifices and innovations that shaped the course of history.