Confusions and Connections
Margaret Sale, trustee at The National Museum of Computing, has been honoured with a Point of Light award by No 10 Downing Street for ensuring that the contribution of the wartime work at Bletchley Park is not forgotten. The full announcement can be seen below. Margaret Sale, from Milton Keynes, is a ...more

Lorenz SZ42
HMGCC to partner TNMOC in reconstructing the missing German wartime cipher machine motor A radio appeal has found a crack team to reconstruct the missing motor of an extremely rare Lorenz SZ42 on long-term loan to The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC). The Museum is eager to display the Lorenz with ...more

MegaProcessor arrives in Cambridge
Written December 4, 2016
This ground-breaking machine, the MegaProcessor, was switched on and handed over to the Centre’s trustees at a special ceremony on November 24, 2016. It has flooded the foyer area with thousands of twinkling red LED lights just in time for Christmas! Building the MegaProcessor has cost its Cambridge creator, James Newman, ...more

Cambridge’s First VR E-Sports Event
Written November 26, 2016
Meet the Guys Behind RIGS – PlayStation’s VR Debut – at Cambridge’s First VR E-Sports Event The Centre for Computing History is all set to host Cambridge’s first VR E-Sports Event on Tuesday 29 November. Visitors on the evening will be able to experience the PlayStation Pro and PS VR. With RIGS: Mechanized ...more

When programming was physical
Written November 20, 2016
Interactive 1950’s computer programming reconstruction from Germany wins 2016 Tony Sale Award The 2016 Tony Sale Award for computer conservation has been won by the Heinz-Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) for its evocative and educational reconstruction showing how ENIAC, one of the first electronic computers, was programmed. The Tony Sale Award, managed by ...more

Zombie survival guide from Haynes
Written November 3, 2016
Haynes aims to take out zombies with new survival app Haynes Zombie Survival App based on best-selling Zombie Survival Manual by Sean T Page With The Walking Dead returning to our screens and Halloween – the day of the dead – having passed just days ago, Haynes has launched a new zombie ...more

WITCH lives again!
Written October 31, 2016
The Harwell Dekatron Computer Reboot Day, TNMOC, Bletchley.Photo by John Robertson, 20th November, 2012. The incredible story of the WITCH, the world’s oldest working digital computer that has risen from the dead on three separate occasions, is told in new two-and-a-half minute video especially released for this Hallowe’en. Today the mesmeric flashing, ...more

Hidden figures
Written September 24, 2016
Hidden Figures tells the true story of the female “computers” that helped land man on the moon.  From sitting in a room using adding machines to help design the orbital mechanics required for this incredible task. Their story isn’t new but not very well know until today.  This film will show ...more

EDSAC veterans rekindle memories
Written September 7, 2016
Life working with one of the world’s first general purpose computers was brought vividly to life when EDSAC veterans visited The National Museum of Computing to see the latest stage of the reconstruction of the 1950’s Cambridge University computer. The original computer was the first to enter service at a University ...more

The Summer Bytes festival at The National Museum of Computing has had a flurry of strange requests from across the globe. Self-confessed scavengers have wanted to perform an obscure but simple calculation on any pre-1970 computer. With the world’s largest collection of working pre-1970 computers, TNMOC has been able to help ...more

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