Invention Convention Presented by Agilent Technologies

A woman holds a beetle.

Invention Convention Presented by Agilent Technologies

NEXT DATE: January 13, 2018  |   10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   |  Saturday
category: Family Programs  |  location: Library, Upper property

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Invention Convention is presented by

What do house flies, wasps, hawk moths, and dragonflies have in common? They are the muses of drone technology by helping engineers build them smaller, more durable, and more maneuverable. Look closely at a butterfly wing and marvel at how its structure informs high-tech computer screens. Want to survive in the desert? Look no further than the desert beetle, whose strategy to collect water informed a device that could provide enough water per day for survival of humans. Have trouble hearing? Thank locusts and crickets for some of the latest innovations in hearing aid technology.

Invention Convention, presented by Agilent Technologies, will explore the wonderful world of insects. Learn how the ingenious design and capabilities of insects inspire innovations and inventions that improve people’s lives. Get a taste of crickets, admire the artistry of maggots, and be amazed at how insects help detectives solve mysteries.

On each day of the event, visitors can enjoy a science show, investigate the “insides” of an electronic gadget at the Tinkering Tables, and express their creative side in the Create-an-Invention area. To celebrate a job well done, a Hagley “patent” will be issued for every invention.

Families could easily come all three days of Invention Convention and experience something different each day.

Invention Convention will be held January 13, 14, and 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in Hagley’s Soda House and Library. Use the Buck Road entrance, GPS 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE.  Admission is adults $8, children 4-14 $6, children under 4 and Hagley members free.

 

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