Engineering

You can be an engineer, too: Building the world around you

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What is engineering? And how can you become one? Come find out, and hopefully build something with CHaOSes very own 3D printer!

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Leaning Tower of Lire

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Explore this famous block stacking problem and see how far you can build off the edge of a table.

Balancing blocks on the edge
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Peterborough)

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Explore this famous Italian Monument while learning about centre of mass, moments and building foundations.

Looking at leaning towers, moments and centres of mass.
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The Mathematical Bridge

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Self supporting bridges using only wooden poles.

How can a bridge stay up without bolts?
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Robots on tour!

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Learn to programme LEGO Mindstorms and learn about IF statements and LOOPs.

Challenges that can be done with robots in a relativley short time period.
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Paper Bridges and Towers

A workshop that involves designing and building structures out of paper
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CBS Robotics Workshop

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Robots!

Robotics Workshop run during CBS, in conjunction with Robogals Cambridge
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Sending Signals and Making Messages

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A fun talk about how humans have communicated over the years and how we can talk to each other privately in the modern world, with a few simple demonstrations of how the internet works and how to keep messages secret using encryption.

Communications lecture used for CBS 2014 and 2015 and other past CBS years
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Engines

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Have you ever wondered what an engine is? Learn about how various types of engines work from the ubiquitous Internal Combustion Engine found in almost every car ever made to a small engine which runs on nothing but hot water!

What are the different types of engine, and how do they work?
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Trebuchets

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Fire bean-bag bunnies across the room using our trebuchets! Can you work out how to make them go really far?

Using a medieval inspired siege-weapon to launch bean bag bunnies
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