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Logic Supply Helps Educate Youth About Stormwater Runoff

By ·Categories: Technology·Published On: June 27th, 2013·1.4 min read·

We’ve been busy! And when we say busy, we mean double-espresso-shots busy.

What’s got us so excited? Well, we’ve been working hard on a new educational game for the ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center. Though the concept originated at Seven Days–and they’re the ones who acquired the vintage arcade game shell–the game itself was developed by Birnam Wood Games. Runoff operates on an open-source Linux operating system that RapidRollout generously provided.

In an effort to raise awareness about ways to reduce stormwater runoff to protect Lake Champlain, Runoff familiarizes players with rain barrels and the impacts of stormwater runoff. Players use a rain barrel to catch raindrops before the droplets enter city storm drains, avoiding falling cats, which will clog the barrel. When the barrel is full, players empty the rain into the grass.

We were excited to take on this project as it is the geeky kind of tinkering work we adore, and it serves an important cause within the community.

Vintage Arcade Game, Before and After

We donated an Intel NUC-based AG960 to run the application, and re-vamped this awesomely old-school arcade enclosure. The Runoff video game was released on Wednesday at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, on the top floor outside of the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room. It is featured in the ECHO Center all summer, so stop by and check it out, or play it here. A free app for Apple devices will be available soon for download on iTunes.

Intel NUC-based AG960


About the Author: Lauren Lavallee

I’m a native of South Hero, Vermont, and currently work as a Marketing and Recruitment Specialist for Logic Supply. I first became interested in tech and digital marketing during my undergraduate studies at Champlain College. I’m currently pursuing my MBA with a concentration in IT Management.
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  1. Chris March 30, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Can this application be duplicated for another municipality to play on something like a touchscreen?

  2. Darek Fanton March 30, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Hi Chris, thanks for your question. This project was undertaken by a number of organizations and we were only responsible for the hardware side of things. It seems completely possible that this is something that a larger municipality could fairly easily implement, and with today’s rugged touchscreens it could even be installed outdoors with the right enclosure. If you have any specific hardware questions that we could answer, or are working on a project like this, we’d be happy to help. Please email any questions to info@logicsupply.com.

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