The Museum will be open on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (1-5pm) this week (18, 20 & 21 April 2013) for anyone wanting to see the WITCH and Colossus along with many of the large systems, mainframes and desktops that have followed.
In recreating the EDSAC computer, a surprising amount of mechanical engineering is required. EDSAC engineering was originally done by hand, but for the EDSAC Replica Project modern Computer Aided Design is being deployed.
In January 2013 the EDSAC Replica Project trustees management committee met at Teversham Engineering where they saw the first replica chassis come off the production facility. They also spoke to camera about their reasons for supporting the project.
Forty years ago last month, the WITCH was turned off at Wolverhampton Technical College for the last time. Last week several students who had used the machine at Wolverhampton returned to see it run again. And we discovered three things we didn't know about the WITCH.
To celebrate the 64th anniversary of the first time EDSAC ran, Google has released a video capturing the memories of those who were around at the time. Watch out for Dr David Hartley, Museum Director of TNMOC.