Author Archive for Simon Worgan

07
Sep
08

Inventor’s corner

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07
Sep
08

Ecobot explanation

07
Sep
08

Robot Wars!

WWR isn’t just giving visitors the chance to see robot demonstrations here at the Festival – you might get the chance to become a robot too! Inside the mini robot world these ‘robots’ start with four simple instructions:
1) walk in a straight line (only your best robot impression please!)
2) If you walk into another robot or the edge of the robot world you need to turn around and keep walking
3) If you walk into a paper plate you must pick it up.
4) If you’re carrying a plate and walk into another one you must put it down on top of the other one and walk off in a new direction.

After a minute our ‘robots’ discovered that by following these easy rules they’d sorted all the plates into neat piles – just like leaf carrier ants!
Why not try this at home folks.

07
Sep
08

Fancy a Sunday stroll?

‘Le machine’ – the giant spider currently attracting all sorts of attention at the moment –  isn’t the only mechanical creature taking a Sunday stroll around Liverpool’s World Museum. WWR’s robot legs have been going down a storm with visitors of all ages who seem fascinated to meet David, the legs’ maker, and to take a weekend walk with a robot!

07
Sep
08

Hydrobot lives!

After a few early problems, we’re pleased to say that the hydrogen-powered robot car is now up and running. It was worth it – hydrobot is going down especially well with visitors interested in alternative power or those hoping to avoid rising car tax!

07
Sep
08

Le Machine – Monster Spider Stalks Liverpool

07
Sep
08

Singtastic Science!

Have you ever thought that science lessons are missing something? Well for those of us who would have appreciated a brand new approach to learning science, ‘Singtastic’ Science singers are here to give you that extra musical push! At the BA Fesitval of Science this unique choir are giving Darwin and friends a brand new sound. Penned by science nut and songwriter David Haines, the group’s catalogue include ‘Mr Darwin – Charles’ life history in five verses’ and ‘Mutate- Wont you give a big hand for errors? Without them we wouldn’t be here!’. If you’d like to hear the singers pop into the Science Festival this weekend or take a look at their wesbite Singtastic.com for more.