Team Shiola's GISHWHES Entry

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With the world’s largest collection of working pre-1970 computers, TNMOC has been able to help three entrants in The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen (GISHWHES). Contestants wanted to find how long it would take to fly from New York to Reykjavik, Iceland, travelling at an average speed of 400mph.

For a more complete explanation see here.

Sarah Eagleston from Sutton Coldfield, captaining Team Shiola in GISWHES operated the early 1960’s Elliott 803 to calculate the time of travel – helped by Kevin Brunt programming in ALGOL. Below is her video.

Sarah said: “I loved my visit to the Museum! I only wish I’d come at the opening of Summer Bytes when storm troopers were about. That would have let me complete another challenge! But I enjoyed my tour and thought the 1949 EDSAC computer being reconstructed was truly amazing.”

Twoof Sarah's other achievements were selling fresh air and "Sarah "battling a drone in kitchen armour"! Both pictured!

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