A day based on the MV Bamoral and the Bristol Cargo Cranes supported by engineering demonstration by Speedy Services
The study of forces for lifting and hydraulics is set in context with demonstrations from old and new lifting equipment
Teams of children supported by a volunteer are challenged to build a robotic hydraulic robotic arm from cardboard, tubing and syringes that looks like the one above.
The day starts on the ship by explaining how hydraulics can be used for control and mechanical advantage
Teams split into sub teams after deciding roles and build components for a robotic. Through he morning all teams make visits to Speedy Services engineer, demonstrations on the quay; take trips up the Cargo Crane with M Shed volunteer engineers and visit the ship to see where lifting technology is used.
Pulling it all together and taking roles for control of the hydraulic lifting arm
Ready for the off
Timed challenges with time between each to analyse defect and engineer improvement