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Make Scary Techno Terrors at Enginuity (13th August 2012)

Join a drop-in workshop to design and make your own scary Halloween Techno Terrors at Enginuity, near Ironbridge, Shropshire during the autumn school half-term between Saturday, 20th October and Sunday, 4th November. The daily sessions will run from 10.30am until 3.45pm and cost £2.50 per Techno Terror for materials plus admission.

The Techno Terrors body and legs are built using lightweight Correx plastic, which is easily cut and curved into shape. A battery operated electric motor is then attached underneath with an eccentric or lopsided cam shaft; when the cam spins its irregular shape rocks the body backwards and forwards making the Techno Terror ‘dance’ or scuttle across the table. The models are then turned into spooky creatures by decorating them with simple craft materials, perhaps a hairy black spider or you can create your own scary monster to take back home.

Spooky ‘bunnycopters’ will also be available all day to play for free; colour and cut out the paper templates, then watch them ‘fly like a helicopter’ as they fall to the ground. Or you can challenge yourself with the huge hands-on exhibits at the Enginuity design and technology centre to discover how everyday things work. Find out how to control a ‘river’ to generate electricity, pull a 10 ton locomotive, build an earthquake-proof tower and test your reactions against the speed of a robot.

Open 10am to 5pm Enginuity is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. A great value Annual Passport Ticket allowing entry into all ten museums, valid for twelve months and unlimited return visits, costs £23.25 per adult, £18.75 for the 60 plus, £15.25 for students and children and £64 for a family of two adults and all their children aged up to 18 years in full time education (terms and conditions apply); under 5s free. Activities and workshops vary day-to-day and some carry an extra charge in addition to the museum admission fee. Individual museum entry tickets are also available.

For further information, contact the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre on Tel: 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk.  The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).