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11 Nov 2014

FANTASTIC FUN TIME AT RICOH EVENT

Hundreds of children had fun weekend at Imagineering Fair

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Kirsty, Jason and Phil from Touch FM radio
adults and children at tables of activity
Busy Imagineering Clubs stand

Held in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena Coventry and sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover, the Fair featured scores of fascinating and mind-blowing engineering and technology activities laid on by forty organisations, the largest line-up Imagineering has ever had. There was something for everyone - and adults were as fascinated as children.
Local radio Touch FM presenters, Kirsty Leahy and Jason Moss broadcast their morning show on Saturday from the Fair - and had as much fun as the visitors!
Simulators and virtual reality features were popular. You could try to land a Vulcan bomber or sit in the seat of a Caterpillar and get a feel for how a digger works. There was some fantastic technology where you could test your brain activity. There was a pit-stop challenge for youngsters to change a wheel on a sports car and they could even sit in a Formula Student racing car. For the mechanically-minded, there was a Meccano Challenge where they could stretch their imaginations and make Meccano models. Children could make balloon cars and cranes, find out how to play a tune on fruit - and there were robots of all shapes and sizes to play with - even an opportunity to challenge a robot to basketball! There were all kinds of things to make and do and opportunities to learn about the engineering of the everyday world around us. But there was also an opportunity for flights of fancy too as Imagineer Productions’ 6metre high puppet Godiva took a turn around the hall occasionally in her horse-drawn carriage, powered by the Cyclopedia - rows of bicycles all ridden by willing visitors. The Featherstone Kite, by Rowland Emett, caught everyone’s intention too - beautiful to look at but with some complex engineering behind it.
All the visitors had fun and many were there all day - and some returned on the second day - they had had so much fun!

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