Notes from the Museum

Become a TNMOC Steward or Guide

Right now TNMOC is looking for volunteer Stewards & Guides. We're going to be busy over Easter! To become a Steward, no technical knowledge is required - we'll train you if you wish to become a Guide.

BBC Micro Bit is introduced to Colossus

Chris Monk introduces the new BBC Micro Bit to the Colossus Rebuild. One million Micro Bits - a stripped-down computer similar to a Raspberry Pi - will be given to pupils starting secondary school this autumn.

Guess the Computer - Results

We asked you to identify 1980s computers from the sound of them booting up. And we now have the results and a winner. Read more ..

Guess the Computer: Audio Nos 1 - 5

It's the last day of the Guess that Computer Quiz. Number 5 is live. Can you identify them all? Answer via TNMOC twitter, Facebook or Google+ pages and one lucky winner will win a pair of tickets to Matt Parker's talk.

Spring 1975 ... as seen by Computer Weekly

A selection of Spring 1975 stories from the Computer Weekly Archive at TNMOC. A new role for the TV, first supermarket PoS, ICL wins huge contacts, NatWest plans huge computing and clearing centre ...

Sixty MK students tackle secret Rotary Club challenge

Sixty students from schools across Milton Keynes will demonstrate their creativity & ingenuity at the annual Rotary Technology Tournament to be held at TNMOC on Tuesday 3 March.

Sounds of Colossus: The Imitation Archive

Sound artist & composer Matt Parker records the Colossus Rebuild. "The sounds of Colossus are more reminiscent of an industrial age than of the silicone-based devices of our digital computing world today ..."

The sound of simultaneous booting

What does it sound like when ten different desktops are booted up at the same time in TNMOC's gallery? Another selection from The Imitation Archive by Matt Parker.

The sound of Robinson

Another soundbyte from award-winning sound artist and composer Matt Parker who has been recording the sounds of 70 years of computing. This is Robinson, the machine that inspired Colossus.

Remembering Colossus at 70

71 years ago today Colossus attacked its first Lorenz message sent by German High Command during World War II. This time last year surviving Colossus veterans came to TNMOC to celebrate that occasion.


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