Codes for Preserving, Codes for Programming
The language of coding, past and present
The visit to the Pirelli Foundation, with its historical archive and scientific and technical library, will introduce the students to the vast world of research and development at Pirelli: from the study of materials to prototype testing, through to the creation of increasingly sustainable and "customisable" tyres. By studying technical drawings, patents and punched cards, the kids will see how coding can be applied to different fields, from cataloguing with punched cards through to the manufacture of tyres. An expert in Innovative Machinery Automation at Pirelli will help the students understand some of the fundamental principles of robotics and the workings of Pirelli's most advanced robotic lines, from the Next MIRS to Automatic Visual Inspection (AVI). The course will end with a collaborative experience in which the kids will work together to create simple robots and write a code that is able to make them move.