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Taking Control at Christmas Bytes

Taking control is the theme of the fun-filled 3-day Bytes Festival on 28, 29, 30 December 2017. Parent, daughters & sons can code robots, program Minecraft & experiment with the future of voice control.

The WITCH - 5 years as a returning teacher

Having defied the scrapyard on three occasions, the world’s oldest working digital computer is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its latest life as s popular educational tool in TNMOC's Learning Programme.

Sophos becomes Foundation Sponsor

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has become a Corporate Foundation Sponsor at TNMOC. Sophos sponsorship, until 2020, will provide expertise & support for museum development.

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Cubetto – The coding robot takeover!

Cubetto – The coding robot takeover! 12:00pm – 5:00pm drop in sessions on Thursday 28 December. The workshop will give parents and kids the chance to play with cubetto the coding robot and explore the world of physical coding. FREE registration.

Code.org 2017 Hour of code

Code.org’s 2017 Hour of code – 12:00pm – 5:00pm drop in sessions Friday 29 December 2017. Minecraft is back for the Hour of Code with a brand-new activity! Journey through Minecraft with code. Different sessions for different ages. Free Registration.

Spoken Syntax - can you hear the Echo?

Experience the emerging world of voice control and response with a team from the Open University on 30 December 2017. Come along and program an Echo with the help of a crack team from The Open University and discover what you never thought possible …

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EDSAC arithmetic unit on the move

Last month, one quarter of the reconstructed EDSAC - the arithmetic unit - was moved from a home workshop in Cambridge to be integrated with the main part of the machine at TNMOC.

Obeying Orders

Chris Burton introduces a video update on the latest stage of the EDSAC reconstruction: integrating the sub units and getting to grips with commissioning the whole system.

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?

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The winter of 1967/8 in computing

Computing 50 years ago? The classroom of the future, LEO (EDSAC's successor) was optimising mail van trips, Memorex saw a future for discs and sales of 30 compact computers in a year was newsworthy.

Tommy Flowers SCITT graduation

The first cohort of 44 teachers from the Tommy Flowers School-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) initiative graduated at TNMOC last week.

Colossus Challenge Pt 4

On Day Two, Colossus at last had a message to work with and in 3 hours 35 mins found the elusive wheel settings of the Lorenz machine. But someone -- in Germany -- had beaten Colossus to it ...

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