If you were asked to describe a robot 10 years ago, you might have come up with something along the lines of a large silver box covered in lights and dials, with 2 arms, 2 legs and a human-like head – the reality of modern robots is of course quite different! Robotics and electronics in our daily lives are becoming more prevalent by the day, not just in labs and factories, but at home and in the office as well.
Steady Hand Game for The Science Museum
We've just designed a new kit for The Science Museum and popped in tonight to see how the kids got on. It's for their Science Nights so it had to be simple; they have around 450 kids in each time they run it, in classes of 150 at a time!
It's a "Steady Hand" buzzer game that fits in with the season's electricity and magnets theme. It's all built with just a screwdriver, and takes around 15 minutes to construct. Showing off these are the first kids to make one; a bunch of boys who were there for a birthday party.
If you're in the south east of England and have kids from 8-11 years old, these nights are great fun for a birthday party, school excursion, or community group. The boys and girls sleep over in the museum and take part in several workshops. They even get to see a 3D imax and play in the launchpad gallery; my favourite part!