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MakeFest 2019

MakeFest returns for another weekend of tinkering, testing, coding and creating.

The event allows kids to get hands-on with dozens of DIY activities presented by engineers, coders, artists, hackers, makers and scientists.

Included in the events are:

  • build a bridge with the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • find out how circuits work
  • solder your own badge with the help of the Gadget Factory team
  • drive a lunar buggy
  • help to make a chain reaction machine
  • play music with colours
  • code robots
  • magnificient Meccano machines
  • make musical instruments from rubbish

Some of the events are timed as below: –

Gadget Factory

Times: 10:15am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, 14:30pm and 15:45pm

Solder your own light-up badge during this one hour workshop.  You will work one adult to one child, making the badge together.  Tickets can be booked at the Information Desk.

This event is a one hour workshop aimed at age 8+ and is free.

Chain Reaction

Times: 10:30am, 11:45am, 13:30pm, 14:45pm and 16:00pm

This event is held in the Textiles Gallery and will show you how to create a chain reaction machine which will set off a party popper.  You will need to register for this event.

This event is a one hour workshop aimed at ages 5+ and is free.

Bridge Building

Times: 10:30am, 12:00pm, 14:15pm and 15:45pm

This event will be held in the Upper Yard and you will learn how to build a bridge with the help of the Institution of Civil Engineers.  The bridge will only take approximately 45 minutes and will be strong enough to walk on.  This activity is dependent on good weather so cross your fingers!  You will need to register for this event.

This is a one hour workshop aimed at ages 8+ and is free.

 

25th May – 2nd June

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