Lecture 3 – A new revolution

Inspired by the Royal Institution’s very own Michael Faraday, Danielle George attempts to use simple motors to construct the world’s greatest robot orchestra.

When Michael Faraday demonstrated the first electric motor in 1822, he could never have dreamed that in 2014 we’d be surrounded by mechanical devices capable of performing nearly every human task

In this lecture, Danielle explains how these robotic and motor-driven appliances work and shows how they can adapted to help you kick start a technological revolution. She shows you how to turn a washing machine into a wind turbine, how Lego can solve a Rubik’s Cube and how the next Mars rover will traverse an alien world.

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Danielle George



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