Hydraulics 4 Frolics and Saturday Showcase see Imagineering at the centre of the action!
Over 56,000 visitors from across the UK came to The Big Bang at the NEC, the UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair – and Imagineering was at the thick of the action! On Thursday Imagineering’s Hydraulics 4 Frolics activity, organised with the EDT, kept various pupils enthusiastically occupied with the help of David Bray and Bob Young from Imagineering, including a group of students from the Nottingham Academy. They learnt the principles of hydraulic power and then, working in teams, constructed a Hydraulic Arm model and then operated it in a short challenge against the clock.
On Saturday there was a special Showcase with pupils from Warwick School who spent the day demonstrating various Imagineering models to the thousands of visitors. This included showing how the Hydraulic Arm operates and how it is constructed; making a Wind Turbine and putting together the Morse Key & Buzzer – all models made in the Imagineering Clubs. Some of the pupils also spent time on another part of the Imagineering stand took part in activity from the Imagineering Jaguar Land Rover Education Partnership Centre at Gaydon Warwickshire. They demonstrated the National Grid-sponsored Grid @ 75 Challenge – which includes the construction of a working model electricity grid system with transmission towers, model power station, a.c.generator, transmission cables and sub-station – which ultimately supplies lighting power to a model house. This popular project was as fascinating for the visitors as it was for the pupils working on it!
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