We’re very excited that Swindon’s Museum of Computing are joining us on Sunday June 12th, bringing with them a whole host of old-school tech to either take you back in time, or intrigue you as to how anyone could ever fit any of it in their pocket (they couldn’t).
You’ll be able to play on one of the very first games consoles- like TV-tennis on a groovy 1970’s Binatone – try your hand on a prehistoric mechanical calculator, relive the 80’s playing Jet Set Willy (not a medical condition…) on an original Sinclair Spectrum and have a go on the original (very large) Game Boy. You’ll also be able to program a LEGO robot, try and work out exactly what a Slide Rule does, play Space Invaders, PAC-MAN and make your own Minecraft Papercraft models to take home with you.
Fancy Dress competition!
Best of all, anyone (of any age) who visits the Museum’s exhibit in dressed as a games character between 10am-3.30pm on the 12th June will receive a free admission ticket to the museum. But the best dressed will also win a super-cool, walking, talking I-Que robot that knows millions of things! Find out more details on the day.
The Museum will be hosting their pop-up show at Green Park Station as part of the Bath Artisan Market from 10am-4pm and absolutely everyone is welcome.
For more information about the volunteer-run museum and its work please visit us on June 12th or go to http://www.museumofcomputing.org.uk/