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Summer Schools: Code it, build it, solve it (age 13–15)

The Royal Institution

Friday, 3 August 2018 from 10:30 to 15:30 (BST)

Summer Schools: Code it, build it, solve it (age 13–15)

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standard (strictly age 13–15) Sold Out 3 Aug 2018 £50.00 £0.00
Ri Young Member (strictly age 13–15) Sold Out 3 Aug 2018 £42.50 £0.00

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Working in teams, students will be given a series of engineering challenges throughout the day to test their creativity, problem solving, team working and of course engineering skills.

In the morning, students will be tasked with controlling a driverless automatic model  train. Using pressure switches, slide switches and programmable controllers, students will design and build an increasingly complex electrical and electronic control system.

In the afternoon, students in teams of six will design then construct a Shelter large enough for the whole team to get into at the same time, using one simple resource: newspaper. The students will use a hand operated STIXX machine to turn six sheets of newspaper into a solid structural rod, then join the rods together with re-usable cable ties to build their structures.

In short before lunch you will be solving real life practical problems faced by Electrical and Electronic Engineers and after lunch you'll be creatively solving Civil and Structural Engineering problems.

Please note: This workshop is strictly for 13–15 year-olds and will include a 45 minute supervised lunch break. Students will not be able to leave the building at lunch time unless permission is given at the time of booking. Students should bring lunch and a drink, pens and pencils.

This workshop is based on an Ri Engineering Masterclass. Students who have attended a Masterclass series which included a session on a similar topic may have already seen some of the content in this workshop. Please contact us on summerschools@ri.ac.uk with any questions.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (fourteen calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Working in teams, students will be given a series of engineering challenges throughout the day to test their creativity, problem solving, team working and of course engineering skills.

 

In the morning, students will be tasked with controlling a driverless automatic model  train. Using pressure switches, slide switches and programmable controllers, students will design and build an increasingly complex electrical and electronic control system.

 

In the afternoon, students in teams of six will design then construct a Shelter large enough for the whole team to get into at the same time, using one simple resource: newspaper. The students will use a hand operated STIXX machine to turn six sheets of newspaper into a solid structural rod, then join the rods together with re-usable cable ties to build their structures.

 

In short before lunch you will be solving real life practical problems faced by Electrical and Electronic Engineers and after lunch you'll be creatively solving Civil and Structural Engineering problems.


Do you have questions about Summer Schools: Code it, build it, solve it (age 13–15)? Contact The Royal Institution

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The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
W1S City of Westminster
United Kingdom

Friday, 3 August 2018 from 10:30 to 15:30 (BST)


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