The PPL PWR Roadshow takes engineering from the lab to the people, through its mad-hat range of DIY installations at events.
The focus is on the ingenious engineering behind renewable technologies; from Adam’s DIY wind turbines and bicycle-powered blender to Anna’s Solar Thermal Tea Shop and Josh’s solar powered stage.
Set to a backdrop of these punk-engineering machines, the PPL PWR team provides inspiring and educational workshops in its compostable teepee stage, and engages an audience from 8 to 80(!) with its table-top demos and answers any and every sustainability question thrown at them.
PPL PWR delivers the CDT-ACM outreach workshops each year, aiding PhD students bring new content to life.
PPL PWR is dedicated to engaging and inspiring a new generation of sustainability innovators and change-makers. Through a variety of programmes, we can help you and your organisation bring sustainability to life.
Inspiring Talks and Live Demos
PPL PWR has developed a number of interactive demo pieces for festival-goers to get their hands on and to learn more about energy, sustainability and engineering. Surrounding our eco-stage, sit our solar panels, wind turbines, solar thermal tubes and off-laboratory! Whilst inside houses hydrogen-fuel race cars, self-watering plants and human powered light races!
A Forum for Discussion
It’s about making technology more approachable and accessible to a variety of audiences; from young children, to teens to adults of all ages! The space acts a forum for discussion between groups, a place for panels and for live demos and inspiring talks – did we mention it’s powered by our renewable demos?!