"Made in Vienna"!
Many things are produced in Vienna – from food products to high-tech trams. New technologies are providing space both for industry and for a high quality of city life. Inside the “factory” of the future, production happens intelligently, sometimes using robots; transport routes are being shortened and as a result, the environment is being spared.
So get to work: Tinker at your own laboratory apparatus, build your own internet connection with fibreglass cable, touch a robot’s skin – and just what does colourless fruit have to do with intelligent production?
- My friend, the robot
Blue Danube Robotics GmbH www.bluedanuberobotics.com
An encounter with a robot can be dangerous because industrial robots are a lot more powerful and move more quickly than people. The encounter is entirely harmless, however, when this robot is given “skin” and reacts very sensitively to touch.
- Build your own internet connection
A1 Internet für Alle www.a1internetfueralle.at
Instantaneous internet – learn how to build your own internet connection and send codes to your home as quick as a flash. Find out how the code is decrypted in the computer and become a specialist in encoding and decoding.
- Let’s build a race car
FH Campus Wien www.fh-campuswien.ac.at
Find out how a race car was designed, produced and driven by students in just two semesters. There are components to admire, construction plans to look at – and the race car itself.
- The wonderful world of colours
Technische Universität Wien, Research Group Advanced Organic Materials, Institute of Materials Chemistry and Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry www.unterlasslab.com
Learn how dyes work, how they are produced, where to find bright dyes in the natural world - and why the colours green and blue are used for bottles of mineral water.
- Build your own laboratory apparatus
INNOC Austrian Society for Innovative Computer Sciences www.happylab.at
Magnetic stirrers, pH meters and test tube racks! Learn how this laboratory apparatus is built. Test it out for yourself too by researching the acidity of apple juice and the alkalinity of baking powder.
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