Designing a Deployable Planetarium

Primaira worked with the client to improve the usability of a deployable planetarium. Here, an early sketch of the planetarium.

Our client produces a portable, inflatable planetarium for teaching school children about astonomy.

We designed and prototyped a system that improved the usability of the product and leveraged the in-house manufacturing capabilities of our client.

We characterized key performance requirements, identified critical components, performed mechanical analyses, and drew from our experience with air moving devices to provide a compact, high-performance design for their sewn inflatable dome and projection system.