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MAKE YOUR OWN LUVMI-X LUNAR ROVER

This winter DIAL engineers applied their skills to designing a LUVMI-X rover model for everyone to build and enjoy at school and home.

This activity is suitable for children 12+ or younger with supervision as a craft knife is recommended for help with some sections.

Download the template on the link below. Print on any paper or card A4/letter or larger. No glue required! 
www.dynamicimaginganalytics.co.uk/LUVMIX_Paper_Model.pdf 

Watch our video to guide you through the process. To view, click here or visit:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKOCSfDpOW8 

For more information on the LUVMI-X project visit Our Projects page here or the mission website: www.h2020-luvmi-x.eu.

DIAL AT MK INNOVATES, CENTRE:MK

This October the LUVMI-X Lunar Rover working prototype took a trip over the English channel to join DIAL at the annual MK Innovates STEM exhibition in Middleton Hall, Centre:MK. This year was set to be the most extensive display for DIAL, exhibiting six of their space tech projects including three interactive demonstrations. 

The MK Innovates STEM Festival celebrates a third year championing children and young adults into careers in science and engineering. It delivers a multitude of interactive activities from organisations across the city, showcasing career opportunities and tech projects. Remote control car racing, virtual reality journeys, making paper brain hats, building with straws and playing noughts and crosses with AI robots were amongst some of the entertainment and learning on offer.

The 3D surface camera SURFCAM that will be mounted on the surface drill of LUVMI-X invited guests to guess which household condiments were displayed in microscopic 3D. A Jetbot Nano robot was trained to demonstrate artificial intelligence used for autonomous movement: children were invited to plant and move obstacles, observing the entertaining mini robot pick up the meteorites and avoid the rocks. Autonomous navigation is currently being developed for LUVMI-X and DIAL are also building the rover’s navigation camera NAVCAM.

The LUVMI-X virtual reality moon simulator also returned another year, offering the user an experience of driving the lunar rover across the moon’s surface in search of its lander and taking in awesome views of the milky way, sun and earth as you would see from the moon’s surface.

Schoolchildren and the public were given a visual walk and talk through the history of space exploration rovers including footage taken from the surface of the Moon and Mars. All guests were bestowed with illustrated LUVMI-X stickers and invited to use them or their wild imaginations to draw a cartoon of the lunar rover’s adventures on a cartoon strip. Over 150 participants shared their cartoon drawing skills with us and came up with exciting adventures for LUVMI-X including meetings aliens, swimming in the ocean and saving the planet!

For more information on DIAL’s current projects visit HERE

 The MK Innovates Festival will return for a fourth year on 9-10 October 2020.For more information visit MK Innovates.

ENGINEERING YOUR FUTURE, MILTON KEYNES COLLEGE

Following the success of last year’s event, Biztech returned with their dedicated engineering event at MK College hosting many of the region’s top engineering and automation firms, including McLaren Applied Technologies, Starship Industries, Routeco, Rockwell Automation and SMC Pneumatics

Demonstrating current projects SamCam, SurfCam and the LUVMI-X rover, DIAL’s director Neil Murray also gave a talk on his career route into engineering and building his own business in the field.

Local company Worktree ran speed meeting sessions, giving groups of up to 6 students the opportunity to ask questions to the industry partners. 

The government has forecast 186,000 new skilled recruits needed in the industry each year to combat the current shortage. Recognising this, Biztech organised the event to promote careers locally. Associate organiser Paul Clarke, from Develin Consulting commented: 

   “It is vital that we inspire future generations of engineers. We have a great pool of engineering and automation companies within Milton Keynes and this event provides a platform for them to demonstarte their innovations. In order for the sector to flourish within our region we need to entice people from a young age and harness this talent to create future employment.”

For more information on DIAL’s current projects visit HERE 

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LUVMIX paper model

Make your own LUVMI-X Lunar Rover

MAKE YOUR OWN LUVMI-X LUNAR ROVER This winter DIAL engineers applied their skills to designing a LUVMI-X rover model for

DIAL at MK Innovates, Centre:MK

DIAL AT MK INNOVATES, CENTRE:MK This October the LUVMI-X Lunar Rover working prototype took a trip over the English channel

Engineering Your Future, MK College

ENGINEERING YOUR FUTURE, MILTON KEYNES COLLEGE Following the success of last year’s event, Biztech returned with their dedicated engineering event