About

The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces consisting of 48 multi-touch screens and soaring across two storeys in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre.

The Cube delivers unique interactive digital learning experiences which communicate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) concepts and bring research to the public. The Cube is an accessible and inclusive space for QUT and the wider community and promotes learning through exploration and discovery. The Cube inspires and engages the next generation with an extensive outreach to schools, including hands-on and interactive workshops and public programs for students during school terms and in school holidays.

Collaborating with QUT researchers and drawing on knowledge and data from research areas in STEM, The Cube facilitates opportunities for visitors to discover, visualise and contribute to research projects. Environments are replicated at a real-world scale, allowing visitors to become 'citizen scientists' and experience real project scenarios and explore the big questions of the 21st century.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dedicated enterprise-class data centre
  • 190 square metres of display surface, approximately 145 megapixels
  • 14 high performance computers, with a total of 24 high-powered CPUs utilising 2.5 TB of memory and 44 high-end gaming graphics cards
  • 48 high-definition touch panels with unlimited touch points
  • 14 projectors
  • 55 custom-made speakers
  • 4 dedicated 10Gb Ethernet networks
  • Direct connection to AARNet and the internet

News

Accelerate your STEM Future with the Young Accelerators

2 July 2020

From July 1 2020 QUT’s award-winning STEM for Schools program will be evolving into the Young Accelerators program.

Drilling down on climate change issues in The Cube's 2019 Residency

20 September 2019

Climate change and the human impact on earth will be explored in a new digital project at QUT’s The Cube.

Robotronica draws a crowd

18 August 2019

First came the robots, and then came the people by the thousands.

Robotronica 2019: A gig for all ages

18 August 2019

Families will be among the big winners at this year’s free Robotronica festival at QUT on Sunday, August 18, with a fantastic program on offer for robot fans of all ages.