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"Steampunk: science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology"
In a parallel universe, where electricity and electronics were never discovered, society is dependant upon steam power and mechanical engineering...
This course will both explore Steampunk culture and also look at some of the science ideas behind the science fiction:
- how can you build a mechanical computer
- how do steam engines work & ECEs v ICEs
- what is a dirigible
- coal how is it made, where is it found & does it compare to other energy sources
- what might New Zealand look like today if the world had developed Mechanical Engineering and ECEs rather than Electrical/ Electronic Engineering and ICEs