Renishaw’s Gromitronic raise funds for Bristol

Tens of thousands of people are visiting Renishaw’s Gromitronic, one of the ground-breaking interactive sculptures featured in the first interactive trail of its kind, Gromit Unleashed 2. Organised by The Grand Appeal, the 67-sculpture trail is raising money for Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol.

Gromitronic is one of three interactive ‘Trailblazer’ sculptures on the trail, the first of their kind in the world. A team of young engineers from Gloucestershire-based engineering company, Renishaw, designed and built Gromitronic using a range of engineering skills and technologies, including software engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics and metal additive manufacturing (3D printing).

Gromit Unleashed 2 is the third sculpture trail organised by the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity The Grand Appeal, featuring the iconic Aardman characters, to raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital. Since 1995, The Grand Appeal has raised over £50 M to save lives and support children and their families from across the South West, South Wales and beyond.