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SPARK! Engineering Festival - Micrometric

Posted by | April 19, 2017 | Events, News | No Comments

Micrometric will be exhibiting at SPARK! Engineering Festival

CELEBRATING LINCOLN’S ENGINEERING HERITAGE

May 5, 2017 – May 7, 2017        

10am-4pm

Lincoln’s most precious engineering masterpiece, Lincoln Cathedral, hosts a celebration of the city’s engineering heritage, with the theme of ‘Back to the Future’.

Bring your families and take part in have-a-go activities, meet today’s engineers and technologists, and find out about career and study opportunities with world leading organisations based in and around Lincoln. The event will showcase cutting-edge developments in maths, science and technology that are happening across the county right now.

Exhibits include:

  • A faithful recreation of Doc Brown’s Delorean time machine from the Back To The Future films, owned by Lincoln-born Jason Bradbury (former presenter of The Gadget Show and Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln);
  • Project work on display from local Year 8 & 9 pupils in the Go4Set programme – including Eco Hotel, Stations for the Future, and The Eco Classroom;
  • Contraptions, costumes and props from the Lincoln Steampunk Society – fusing the usability of modern technology with the design aesthetic and philosophy of the Victorian age;
  • An evolved Mk2 version of the Scootsuit;
  • The Monowheel Warhorse – Guinness World Record holder for the fastest monowheel motorcycle;
  • A display from the F1 in Schools partnership between educators and industry (including Ferrari, Mercedes F1, and Red Bull) to help develop careers in engineering, Formula One, science, marketing and technology;
  • One of only a handful of surviving models of the Ruston-Hornsby car – produced by a Lincoln firm between 1919 and 1924;
  • The ‘Venture’ steam engine, built in Lincoln in 1914 by William Foster & Co – who would two years later invent the tank which cut short the First World War.

And be sure to see the Engineering Timeline: a 50ft long display of the history of engineering, how it has impacted the world and how Lincoln has had a vital part in its heritage.

All of this in the glorious surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral, the city’s most precious engineering masterpiece.

See you there.

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