Category Archives: Fun stuff

Wavemaker under construction at the National Museum of Scotland’s new Energy Laboratory Exhibition

Edinburgh Designs have just started construction of a brand new wave exhibition for the National Museum of Scotland.


The tank will have two flap paddles at each end and has been designed to create mesmerizing wave effects.
It will feature the largest pieces of glass that Edinburgh Designs have ever used with dimensions of 4 x 1m.
The all new Energy Laboratory will be unveiled on the 8th of July 2016.

Breaking waves makes musical history

Kevin in his wave tank

Kevin in his wave tank

We have just received an email from a long time user of our machines, Kevin Drake of University College London. He entered the competition to produce the best sounds of the University and his entry for wave tank and lute was judged the joint winner alongside Kate Oliver’s entry for solo wave tank! Congratulations to them both for showing how wonderful the noise of breaking waves in a tank can be.

Edinburgh Designs creates “The Impossible” wave.

Edinburgh Designs created the giant wave and flood scenes for 2012 movie The Impossible about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, staring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.

Most of our customers are looking for accurate, perfect waves; however, the director Juan Antonio Beyona was looking for the opposite effect. His vision was a mean ugly and chaotic wave: something that looked more evil than one dreamed up by the effects guys.