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Inventors Day: Light-Controlled Robot Competition at Hammond Castle

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday, September 25th1 – 3pmDoors open at 12:30.Inventors Day: Light-Controlled Robot CompetitionHammond Castle Museum is delighted to partner with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in presenting a new STEM based competition for young inventors! The event is inspired by one of Hammond’s inventions: “Seleno,” the world’s first robotic dog, which was controlled by a beam of light. During this two hour-long STEM program, competitors will group into teams with the goal to construct their own light-controlled robot. Each team will be given a robot kit to assemble as well as additional components and electronics to modify and improve upon the core design. The teams will then compete in a series of scored challenges using their robots. Each member of the winning team will receive an award and special recognition across Hammond Castle Museum’s social media platforms as well as its website. Winners also may enjoy all the bragging rights they could want as they may consider themselves a member of the Museum’s exclusive list of inventors.Check in begins at 12:30, the program will begin at 1pm.
This program is geared to children in late elementary school and early middle school grades. Chaperones are required to remain with their child/ren during this program.
Those to tour Hammond Castle Museum prior to 11:30am on the day of the program may purchase Self-Guided Tour tickets in the Museum Shop at a 20% discount. 


September 25
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hammond Castle Museum
80 Hesperus Avenue
Gloucester, MA - Massachusetts 01930 United States
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