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Lunarticks Workshops

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Birmingham Open Media

1 Dudley Street

Birmingham

B5 4EG

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This winter BOM presents an exciting set of workshops inspired by Birmingham's industrial history aimed at children aged 7+ and their friends and family.

The Lunar Society was a dinner club that met regularly between 1765 and 1813 in Birmingham. Its members included many of Birmingham’s most famous industrialists and intellectuals, including Matthew Boulton, James Brindley and James Watt. The members of this society affectionately referred to themselves as ‘lunarticks’.

Inspired by this great meeting of minds (and their name), Juneau Projects will help you to construct your own mechanical tick (small arachnid). You will:

- Design and build your tick from a range of lasercut wooden parts.
- Customise and decorate your tick.
- Build the moving component (a weighted motor).
- Test out your ticks against other opponents in races and battles.

The Lunarticks Workshops are being run as a series of events, with each workshop beginning with the above ‘build-a-tick’ activity. However, if you want to continue developing your bugs in subsequent workshops, then more advanced activities will be offered. These activities will include:

- Customise your ticks with lighting using simple circuits, LEDs and watch batteries.
- Challenge your opponents by building racing tracks using lasercut wooden components.
- Customise your ticks with sound by creating sound reactive boards and using simple audio software to create unique sound effects.
- Add drama and atmosphere to the Tick Racing and Battle Arena by creating lighting arrangements.

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