Tune Up, Tune In
Build it, tweak it, tune it, hear it!
Reconstruct a vintage-style radio in this hands-on workshop exploring the electromagnetic spectrum and broadcast technology.
The invention of commercial radio brought information into homes for the first time, and for many people, their radio sets were homemade. Using our amazing collection as inspiration your pupils will construct a simplified vintage radio set to hear a radio transmission.
The session will explore how the electromagnetic spectrum relates to broadcast technology, how radio waves carry information and how these are transformed into the sounds we hear.
This workshop runs on Tuesdays during term time at 11:00 and 12:45. Please contact us to make your booking.
Download the Teachers' Guide to help you and other accompanying adults support your students during the workshop.
The session complements visits to our new Information Age gallery.
Watch this short film for a taster of the event:
Information Age was made possible by:
Lead principal sponsor
The Garfield Weston Foundation
The Wolfson Foundation
The Bonita Trust
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Connect Circle sponsor
With additional support from
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Cambridge Wireless (CW)
The David and Claudia Harding Foundation
With thanks to
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