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POP (Potentiality of Play) Automata Workshop – Build Your Own Moveable Toys

Sun 29 Jul & Wed 1 Aug


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Automata are mechanical toys designed to bring objects to life through movement. At these free events you will get an opportunity to explore simple mechanisms.

The heart of any automata is the Cam – which is a 2D Geometrical shape – typically a sphere, circle, soft-edged triangle or a snail shape, which creates movement when externally rotated. Children will strengthen their understanding of different geometric shapes and form as each specifically designed cam, and the way it is aligned in an Automata, can lead to different movements like bounce, bob, spin, wiggle and wobble. Come and join us for these exciting sessions and learn to construct these movable toys.

Suitable for ages 8-12 years.

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Scottish Storytelling Centre
Storytelling Court

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Sun 29 Jul & Wed 1 Aug

Full Price - 0.00

Start Time & Duration:
Sun 29 Jul 2pm | Wed 1 Aug 11am (2hrs)

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Free, drop-in event. Suitable for ages 8-12 years.

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Sunday 29th Jul 2018 - 14:00

Free, non ticketed

Wednesday 1st Aug 2018 - 11:00

Free, non ticketed


Box Office 0131 556 9579

Book tickets online or by calling our box office between 10am-6pm, Monday to Saturday (Sunday, July & August only)

A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.

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