Family Gaming Night is coming soon to the Centre for Computing History


02-08-2017

Keep yourselves occupied with coding workshops, fascinating tours and the return of the Centre's famous Family Gaming Night, with a SEGA-themed twist!

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There's an enormous range of activities going on as part of the SUMR festival. See the What's On page for details of every event.

Electronics Lab - Build an Electronic Dice

2 August 2017

Come and build yourself an Electronic Dice!
Conducting Carrots!

3 August 2017

Can you help us make music with carrots? Or a game controller with playdoh? In this workshop, we'll be playing with an ingenious little device called Makey Makey that allows us to connect everyday items to a computer!
Design a Game Controller!

3 August 2017

Come along to the Centre and make your own game controller!
Game On! The Guided Tour

5 August 2017

Video games have progressed from simple black and white pixelated play to immersive, filmic epics that rival any blockbuster movie.
Demoing the Elliott 903

8 August 2017

How do you program a computer using a strip of paper? Come and find out at this demonstration session.
Zeroes and Ones

9 August 2017br>
What does 01001000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111 mean? In ‘computer-speak’ or binary (as we humans like to call it!
Do You Know Arduino?

10 August 2017

Get hands-on with Arduino boards and experiment with controlling all sorts of things in the physical world around you.
Up Close and Personal with PCs

10 August 2017

Personal computers have revolutionised our lives - but how did such a complicated machine become personal in the first place? Join us on this guided tour with our computing experts to find out more.
Big Trak Challenge

11 August 2017

Can you guide our Big Trak bots through a maze to the finish line? Come and find out in this exciting challenge!
Dots and Dashes

11 August 2017

Thought that coding began with computers? Think again.
Family Gaming Night with SEGA

12 August 2017

This summer, Family Gaming Night is being invaded by SEGA!
Traffic Cops with Scratch

17 August 2017

The traffic in our classroom is out of control, and we need to train up some traffic cops to deal with the problem!
Enigma

20 August 2017

An opportunity to see close-up a 1931 Enigma machine, plus other cipher devices!
The Arcade Experience

2 September 2017

Join us for an unforgettable evening of awesome arcade action!
Retro Computer Festival 2017

16 September 2017

An entire weekend dedicated to the Retro Computing Community.

Remember to check the What's On page for the full list of SUMR events.  Hope to see you soon!

 

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