Faculty Advisor

Brown, Donald R.

Faculty Advisor

Demetry, James S.


This project involved the development of portable soft-play educational materials intended to introduce children under five years of age to the history of Her Majesty's (HM) Tower of London. Design of these materials was guided by the results of research on HM Tower of London history, how children learn, and by observation of children at play. Royal Armouries staff offered guidance, as well. The educational objects we designed were a walk-in castle, a Velcro knight, and alterations for existing costumes. Each design was thoroughly tested, finalized, and presented to the Royal Armouries staff at HM Tower of London to be used for outreach programs.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering