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The Engineering Behind Transformers

Hello STEM family, are you ready to learn some interesting new things about engineering ? Technology March has just finished and now it’s time to introduce you all to Engineering April! During the entire month of April we will be focusing on the “E” part of STEM: Engineering. 

Engineering April!

We are going to discuss the engineering behind our first theme of STEM camp, Transformers. Our Transformers weeks are on July 2nd – 5th and July 29th – August 2nd. You can register your child today on our website!

The Transformers movies are known to have some incredible special effects and it doesn’t just happen by coincidence. Over 350 engineers worked round-the-clock hours to create that old looking beat up sports car along with 13 others. This is because they had to figure out a realistic way to transform these vehicles into 30-foot robots. These engineers did the unthinkable and turned a car into a fake robot which is one of the most believable effects achievement in movie history! Do to the amazing achievements of these engineers they were able to create one of the greatest movies of all time.

These engineers did the unthinkable and turned a car into a fake robot which is one of the most believable effects in movie history! Due to the amazing achievements of these engineers they were able to create one of the greatest movies of all time.

Transformers On A Smaller Scale!

The transformers technology is also being used on a much smaller scale including in the creation of toys. These engineers create toy versions of some characters from the biggest films in the world and build some of the most popular toys. They draw up final concepts of the model and figure out the key features of the new toy. What each toy is capable of is completely up to the engineering team. 

Once the design and mechanics are sorted out the toy is almost finished. The design is made in CAD (Computer Aided Designed) to scale with animations of its transformation process, once assembled. Modern transformers are 3D printed and once they are made they go through testing by a master model maker. The toys are tested by children and are altered a few more times before they are ready to be on shelves.

Can you imagine being a toy engineer? How cool would that be?

Learn The Purpose of STEM!

If you want to get your children on the right track to having a career in the world of STEM be sure to register them in our camp today! Help them discover the purpose of STEM where they will have fun and discover their sense of wonder!

Don’t forget to follow our social media pages to learn all kinds of interesting facts about engineering during the month of April. This will include important information about our camp themes, special promotions and contests! Also check out our blog to stay up to date with all things STEM related!

Check out our temperature DIY experiment and stay tuned because more DIY experiments will be posted soon!

References

Sullivan, M. (2007, July 3). Transformers: The Best Special Effects Ever? Popular Mechanics. Retrieved from https://www.solarpowerworldonline.com/2015/06/what-is-a-combiner-box/

McFadden, C. (2017, May 26). How Do They Design Transformer Toys? Interesting Engineering. Retrieved from https://interestingengineering.com/how-do-they-design-transformer-toys