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17 Nov 2015


Visitors flocked to Imagineering Fair at Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Two ladies and a boy and a girl
One happy family!
Ricoh Arena sign and car in foreground
Jaguar Land Rover, headline sponsor displayed its unique BLOODHOUND SSC liveried vehicle
Man and boy working on building a kit on a table
Imagineering Clubs Workshop - with one youngster receiving some extra help
Large yellow arch with Fanuc letters on it and people
Fanuc had exciting activities and a robot that played crazy golf!
Boy in front of screen
Vulcan aircraft flight simulator was very popular

Crowds of excited youngsters spent hours at the special Imagineering event in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, feasting on the scores of activities laid on by a wide range of organisations from international manufacturers and engineering companies to institutions, universities, colleges and other education providers.

There were many highlights at the weekend. The Imagineering Clubs Workshops were fully booked each day with children making Steady Hand Games to take home. Jaguar Land Rover’s make-and-race cars drew a queue all day. Some lucky youngsters won prizes too, including Simon Kilborn of Cawston, Rugby who won the competition on Fanuc UK’s ‘Hook A Duck’ robot cell for a family ticket to KidZania London (donated by KidZania via Conference Care Coventry.)

Robots of all shapes and sizes were well in evidence, from fun models to robots used in manufacturing.

Peter the Mad Scientist kept audiences entertained and enthralled with scientific tricks and games.

Hand held 3D printing pens provided opportunities to build go-kart models on University of Warwick stand – with close by a more traditional form
of kart was being put together in wood at Coventry Makerspace.

Simulators provided opportunities for children to soar through the skies in iconic aircraft including the famous Vulcan.

Advanced technology was represented also by 3D scanning – and there were many leaving the Fair with Wanted posters displaying their features as 3D

Closer to the ground the Cyclopedia of bicycles, that took the giant mechanical Godiva puppet to London for the 2012 Olympic Games, provided a
ride for youngsters around the Hall.

Children were able to look at their own cells through microscopes and learn how the human body can heal itself.

There were electrical, electronic and mechanical demonstrations and challenges and even an opportunity to exercise creative imaginations and
build something in traditional Meccano.

Sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover the Fair offered one of the widest range of activities at any Imaginering event and attracted people from as far afield as Sussex and Wales.

Imagineering Chairman and event Manager, Bob Shanks, said: “We are grateful to our headline sponsor, Jaguar Land Rover and to Ricoh Arena for all their support. Our thanks also go to all the participating organisations, volunteers and of course our visitors, for making this event such a success. It was exciting and fun for everyone and children went home with some great memories, and hopefully inspired to take up more engineering activities in the future.”


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