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Weekend Codability for young people at TNMOC

Young people across the country are being invited to try their hand at programming computers in Block H, the world's first purpose-built computer centre, on Bletchley Park.

Colossus veterans revisit virtual and real worlds

Colossus veterans and their relatives gathering to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the world’s first purpose-built computer centre, Block H on Bletchley Park, were enthralled by a prototype virtual Block H.

Summer Bytes gets even tastier

The Summer Bytes Festival continues at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park with digital creative fun for all theb family over the next few weeks at the home of Colossus.

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Weekend Codability starts this weekend

Free Weekend Codability sessions will take place every weekend until 30 August 2015. Sessions are suitable for anyone up to the age of 16. Girls and boys are encouraged to take part. Come along and start to program in the home of Colossus.

Sci-Fi film festival

A sci-fi film festival with screenings at TNMOC and other locations on Bletchley Park will be held on Saturday 8 November 2014. A family-friendly day with 14 films at various locations plus moon buggies, a crashed spaceship site and Sci-Fi soundscapes.

Gigapixel photography: Sophie Wilson

Calling photographers: the next lecture in the TNMOC series is Sophie Wilson examining both the photographic and computational aspects of taking extremely large photographs. It's on Thursday 13 November 2014 at 7.30pm. Tickets going fast.

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EDSAC commissioning begins

EDSAC commissioning began this week by connecting some of the independently-built "sub-systems". The ongoing project can be seen by visitors and some great online videos tell the story to date.

Bill Tutte's algorithm runs again

For the first time since the end of WWII, Bill Tutte's Double Delta algorithm was successfully run on the Robinson. This was part of the ongoing reconstruction of Robinson, the predecessor of Colossus.

Transputer Project underway

TNMOC volunteers have embarked on a restoration project of two Inmos Transputer Development System units. Later they plan to to restore a large system originally used at CERN.

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A truly random donation

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Quantis cube, ID Quantique have donated the industry's first quantum co-processor to TNMOC. It's neither a 1 nor a 0 until you actually observe it ...

Say it with paper tape

When James Ward's girlfriend returned from filming at TNMOC, she returned with a present: some paper tape with a message on it for him. He was delighted and it gave him an idea ...

Gaming - the British invasion

In the 1960's Britain transformed pop music with the Beatles, the Stones and lots more. In the 1980s, it shook up the computer games scene. Tristan Donovan traced the history at TNMOC earlier this month.

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