Part of our project is to
go out to schools and science festivals and give workshops
on millimetre waves. We have designed a set of workshops targetted
at different ages and abilities and are happy to take these
to any venue who would like to have us.
Each workshop includes breakout sessions on the following
topics, (click the title for more info):
- Seeing through stuff
– Investigates how different wavelengths pass through
various materials in different ways, illustrated by a comparison
between visible, infrared and millimetre waves.
- Picture Perfect? -
What is ‘resolution’ and how does it affect
imaging? Explore the relationship between wavelength and
resolution. What are the key factors that influence whether
an object can be detected, recognised or identified?
- Cops and Doppler –
Learn about the Doppler Effect and how it works. Hands-on
demonstration of Doppler speed sensors and game to see who
can go the fastest. Understand how the Doppler Effect is
used in Police radar speed guns.
- Radar in a room –
See a real-time radar map of the room and identify themselves
and other objects in the image. Watch how radars can track
movement. The internals of the radar as visible.
We are also appearing at festivals and have a stand-alone
exhibition for this purpose. In venues like the BA Festival
2007, we were able to operate in both these capacities at
the same time.
The following pages in this section have a bit more detail
on the workshops and the material covered in them. If you
would like us to come to your school, you can download a flyer
and take it in to your teacher.