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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.

Summer Bytes 2014 boots up

Summer Bytes Festival at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park.
Every day 11am-5pm from 26 July – 2 September 2014
Summer Bytes supported by Bloomberg

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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.

Crack the Coding Curriculum workshop

Join us for Crack the Coding Curriculum, a free workshop for teachers run by Fuze at The National Museum of Computing on 16 October 2014 from 16:30 to 19:30.

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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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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.

Mystery object

TNMOC has just been donated an unusual artifact that has got a lot of people thinking on our Facebook and Google+ pages. It dates from around 1980, only 100 were ever made, but what is it ...?

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