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Saturday Science Club: Roving Robots

Over the two hands-on sessions, learn to build your very own robotic line-following vehicle…

Build an analogue robot that uses line-detecting technology to move swiftly along a marked path. On the way you will learn about electronics, motors and circuitry. You will get to use a soldering iron, wire up the robot and even get the chance to decorate your robot in your own style.

Saturday morning workshops suitable for 10-16 year olds, limited numbers, so book early to avoid missing out!

Dates

1st & 8th February 10:30am - 1:00pm

Price per child: £50 for both workshops

Booking

To book or find out more details, phone 01932 857381 or email bookings@brooklandsmuseum.com

Inside Track: to a career in STEM

Come and join us for our FREE girls STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers day.

You will have the opportunity to meet and talk with some fantastic female engineers and members of the Women’s Engineering Society, to learn more about the amazing job opportunities that are available through studying STEM subjects. You will also have the chance to participate in some STEM activities and even win some Brooklands themed prizes!

Drinks on arrival and lunch are provided, so come along and be inspired to see where STEM can take you!

Suitable for girls 11-18 year olds, limited space, so book early to avoid missing out!

Dates

  • 28th May (for parents and daughters)
  • 14th July (for school groups)
  • 24th November (for school groups)

Booking

Pre-booking required. To book phone 01932 857381 or email bookings@brooklandsmuseum.com

Past Workshops

If you would like to be put on the list for future dates please email learning@brooklandsmuseum.com

Buzz Wire Hack

Learn to hack a simple Buzz Wire game using a BBC Micro:bit. On the way you will learn about electronics and coding. You will get to use a soldering iron, make a transistor amplifier, and wire up the inputs and outputs of the Micro:bit. You will develop your code to react to inputs, display "lives" and play tunes and sound effects.

Propeller Shop

Discover the skills used by experts to build the aircraft of the past at Brooklands and build your very own mini wooden propeller with an inserted clock to take home and display. 

Workshop lead by David Free, presenter of the TV show “The Great British Woodshop” with over 40 years of woodwork experience.

Build it at Brooklands

These workshops use Brooklands as a backdrop to discover more about some of the pioneers of the 20th Century and the science behind what they built. We will be building and testing structures inspired by the Vickers Wellington and Members Bridge as well as exploring simple machines and the important role they play in construction.

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