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Happy Christmas from the Lanchester Interactive Archive

25th December 2017

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From everyone at the Lanchester Interactive Archive, we’d like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and an exciting and inventive New Year!
And if you’re lucky enough to have received a shiny new tablet or phone, then why not head over to our ‘Fun and Games’ page and have a go at our games. They are available to play online or to download from Google Play for Android devices and the App Store for Apple.
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Auto Engineer

Build your own car in Fred’s workshop and test out different engines, suspension and components to complete the challenges
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Flight

Select the best wings, propellers and components for your plane and then pilot it through the rings to reach the finish
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Aerodone

Welcome to the drawing board. Try and figure how different wing types change a plane’s flight path
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Gears

Use different gears and ratios to get the right amount of power to all the components in the gear box
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If games aren’t your thing, or you’d like to try something different with your new tablet or phone then download the amazing augmented reality app that brings some of our pictures from the archive to life in your living room!
You can find the app for Apple devices on the App Store or for Android on Google Play.
Once you’ve downloaded it and got it running, just point it one of 12 targets available on the ‘Fun and Games’ page, either on screen or printed out.  Don’t worry, they don’t have to be in colour and work at most sizes. Here are a couple to try out, the armoured car and upswept wing patent.
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The 40hp armoured car, assembled in Coventry late 1920s
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1907 patent for upswept wings
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And finally, if you want to get out of the house over the festive period, then come and visit the space we are open from Boxing Day at 10am in the Coventry University Library.
Come on down and see the space for yourself and jump in a real Lanchester car – try the lights, steering, indicators and horn, try all the augmented reality in one place and play the games on our big screen.
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