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Japanese Museum spreads knowlege using Nintendo DS

by Dhiram Shah

The Nintendo DS is very popular in Japan and taking full advantage of its popularity is the Nation Western Fine Arts Musuem. From the musuem counter you can borrow a DS which comes with a special catridge preloaded with the musuem details. Each room in the musuem has an access point so once you enter a room the screen automatically displays information relevant to the room. Browsing through the menus is very easy using the touchscreen. If you find a painting interesting just browse to the painting on the DS choose print and using Wi-Fi the picture is printed which you can collect upon leaving the musuem.

Access point
On demand printing

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