Golisano Children’s Hospital


The Challenge

These whimsical works of art needed to be compact, low maintenance and offer a few minutes of stress-free distraction to kids who undoubtedly had other things on their minds. While several were made to be simple shadow box dioramas, others featured hand cranks that could be turned to move a variety of elements, or function as puzzles or word games. Light bright, an interactive wheel and even something called an automaton are just a few of the cheerful interactives we are proud to have made for the Golisano Children’s Hospital.

The Solution

By using the latest in computer modeling software in concert with our 3D printer, we were able to prototype most of the small parts and gears for these custom, mechanical works completely in-house. Once we’d achieved a “proof of concept,” computer files could be sent to the laser printer and multiples of the parts generated for the production run.

Experience Counts

Our staff here at Dillon Works comes from a wide cross section of different fields and disciplines. With backgrounds ranging from film and television, to theater and theme parks, construction and even aerospace, our people have covered a lot of ground when it comes to making things. When this fun job came to us from Golisano, we didn’t have to look very far for a guy with seventeen years’ experience working with children’s museums. It was really more like turning your head and saying, “Hey Mark, think you could make something like this?”

  • Client : Golisano Children's Hospital
  • Design : ArtHouse Design
  • Venue : University of Rochester
  • Location : Rochester, NY