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World scavenger hunt descends on Bytes

Summer Bytes has had a flurry of strange requests from across the globe. Self-confessed scavengers wanted to perform a simple calculation on any pre-1970 computer.

Robots and different realities at Summer Bytes

The month-long Summer Bytes Festival starts on 30 July 2016. Open every afternoon from noon until 5pm, the Festival has fun and learning in store for all the family.

Young coders triumph in engineering challenge

Last Friday, the national final of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) engineering challenge for young people was held at TNMOC. Here's what happened.

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Talks: Colossus, microprocessors, micro:bit ...

An Evening with Colossus (and Lorenz) with Phil Hayes. Sophie Wilson on microprocessors past, present and future. Jessica Cecil & Bill Thompson on BBC Make It Digital and the micro:bit.

Bytes Workshops

All sorts of great workshops at Summer Bytes. Booking now! Claymation, Lego MindStorms Robots, and Arduino. Come and join the fun -- and even learn something at the same time.

Retro Computer Games Long Weekend til Wednesday

Fun for all the family at the TNMOC Retro Games Long Weekend - every afternoon Saturday 13 August to Wednesday 17 August 2016. Come along for a bit of nostalgia or a new retro experience.

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Searching for Lost Systems

The BCL Molecular Computer was first introduced in 1971 and was sold and used in various forms until the 1990s. But does one still exist today? Who can claim to be the last user?

Computer memory EDSAC style - delay lines

Peter Linnington discusses the options for today's reconstruction of EDSAC. Mercury or something else? The reconstruction of the first computer to provide a university computing service moves forward.

Commissioning EDSAC

Technical discussions of the latest stages in commissioning the reconstruction of EDSAC, the 1949 scientific computer, that is gradually being brought to life in the First Generation Gallery at TNMOC.

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We're looking for old TVs. Can you help?

Remember the time before wall-mounted LCD screens? We're looking for small LCD TVs with analogue connections for our retrogaming events. Can you help?

Why world's oldest computer in Australia won’t work again

Summer Bytes see lots of interesting visitors. Last week, Dr Peter Thorne arrived to look around and told us about his involvement in Australia with the world’s oldest extant computer.

Self-driving cars & social robots at Bytes

Visitors to the Summer Bytes Festival were amongst the first to see and experience the new self-driving vehicles that will be coming to Milton Keynes soon.

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