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Tune Up, Tune In

 

Overview

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 will run on Tuesdays during term time at 11:00 and 12:45. Please contact us to make your booking.

The session complements visits to our new Information Age gallery.

 

 

Information Age was made possible by:



Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Lead principal sponsor



BT logo

 

Principal sponsor

      

Principal funders

      

ARM logo      
      


Google logo

Major funders

The Garfield Weston Foundation
The Wolfson Foundation
The Bonita Trust
Motorola Solutions Foundation

 

Connect Circle sponsor

Accenture

With additional support from

The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Cambridge Wireless (CW)
Qualcomm Foundation
The David and Claudia Harding Foundation

With thanks to

The BBC

 

Duration:
60 minutes
Suitable for:
ages 11-16
Places per session:
max. 30 students
Pre-booking req'd:
yes
Supervisory ratio:
1:10
Cost:
free

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Tuesday 25 November 201411:00-12:00
Tuesday 25 November 201412:45-13:45