Notes from the Museum


Thursday 30 April is Love MK Day -- that's Love Milton Keynes, the home of TNMOC. To celebrate the fact TNMOC has asked a few computers and machines to express their support.

Reaction to CyberCenturion

Amongst the many plaudits for the CyberCenturion event at TNMOC last week, Kelly Thomas, of Bishops Blue Coat High School, Chester wrote to say how much her team enjoyed the event.

Collectaholics takes a look at Colossus

Colossus has featured in a BBC2's Collectaholics as an example of the power of of conserving and rebuilding vintage computers. You can see the result on BBC iPlayer.

TNMOC on BBC Radio 4

Two BBC radio programmes featuring TNMOC are now online. In Ways of Thinking looked at creative coding and in a five-part daily series Aleks Krotoski explored Codes That Changed the World.

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.


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