Members Event: Robots Week
Tuesday 30 September 14 - Friday 03 October 14
Over the course of the week we are celebrating robots in all shapes, forms and functions. In the morning and afternoons there will be bookable masterclasses for our members. Every lunchtime during the week we will be open to all students and staff at UCL to take have a look around the Institue of Making and even sign up to become a member.
Members Challenge: The Great Egg Race
During the week we will also be launching The Great Egg Race robots challenge. The challenge is to build/make a moving 'thing' which will have to pick up an egg and travel a distance to deposit elsewhere, without smashing the egg! The race itself will be held on Wednesday 10th December, there will be plenty of time to make your robot.
More details will follow.
Wednesday 10 December 2014 10:00am - 12:00am
The challenge is to build a moving robot that can pick up an egg and travel a short distance before putting it down in a nest, without smashing it! Your robot will need to travel over a variety of different terrains/surfaces, straddle a post, go under a limbo pole, negotiate a sideways slope and navigate through a slalom to finally deliver the fresh, un-smashed egg, into its/ nest.
Friday 03 October 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Iain Duncan has been involved with robotics, automation and control systems for most of his long career. His talk will cover everything from the History of Robots to a personal history of robots Iain has made and there will even be a short interactive activity.
Thursday 02 October 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Animate your latex eye so that its gaze follows you around the room with animatronics master Matthew Walker.
Thursday 02 October 2014 9:30am - 12:30am
Participants will build an animatronic copy of their own eye! The sessions will begin by demonstrating how to make a mould of your eye and how to use this to cast a latex copy of your eyelid. The next step will be to construct a mechanism to mount a doll’s eyeball so that it can move from side to side, then stick the eyelids over them. You will even be able to take the eye home!
Tuesday 30 September 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
For one week only, every lunchtime, we will be throwing open our doors for all UCL students and staff to take a look around the Institute of Making. Step inside and have a look at our materials library, workshop and the various robot related activities we have going on.