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Science Makers: Colour - science and senses

This month Science Makers be looking a colour - measuring it, creating it and being creative with it.
When May 06, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Makespace Classroom, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX .
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Science Makers is a monthly event to discuss and build low-cost, DIY and open hardware for science and education. All are welcome for the talks, making or both!

There will also be a special activity session for children aged 8+, so feel free to bring your child(ren)!*


• Dr Gareth Rees on sensing plant spectra in the Arctic and artistic collaborations around colour.

• Prof Jim Haseloff on biological pigments and coloured proteins 

• Olimpia Onelli on structural colour in G. Viridula beetles and biomimetics


• How to set up an Arduino and program a sensor

• How LEDs and colour sensors works  


• Build an open source colorimeter

• Put together a fluorescent spectrometer

• Children's making activity TBC 


12:00 - Arrival and introductions

12:15 - Talks and discussion

13:30 - Pizza (£4 suggested donation)

14:00 - Making!


* Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

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