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Easter Bytes at The National Museum of Computing

From sci-fi to sci-fact

Easter Bytes: the biggest and best Bytes festival yet at The National Museum of Computing

Every afternoon, 12 noon to 5pm, 25 March – 10 April 2016

There is fun for all the family at Easter Bytes Festival at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park with technology past and present, fact and fiction.

The biggest and best Bytes Festival yet kicks off with sci-fi features on Easter weekend. Star Wars characters from the UK Garrison plus a Dalek and the man behind the Daleks’ voices will be in residence on Saturday 26 March. There will be free entry that weekend for under 16s who come dressed in sci-fi costumes! (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.)

Easter Bytes with a Dalek

And that’s only the start of the Bytes Festival! Across the 17 days, there are lots of events, appearances and workshops sure to fascinate every member of the family.

The sci-fi turns to sci-fact when MyndPlay lets you control devices using the power of your mind with the first Virtual Reality-ready brainwave headset!

The magic continues when Pi-top brings the world’s first 3d printed laptop and runs sessions with Raspberry-Pi operated laptops.

There will also be lots of workshops to keep fingers busy and minds active. Have an introduction to coding with FUZE and Bits and Bytes, join Tablet Academy to learn about Minecraft, meet, greet and even program OhBot the robot, design your own video game, create an app with Blippit and have a go with Oculus Rift.

There are chances to win great prizes, like Wacom’s creative tablets, too.

There won’t be a dull moment amongst seven decades of computing in the home of Colossus. The whole Museum will be fully open to the public 25 March – 10 April. Even Bernie the Northampton Saints Rugby Club mascot is coming to see what’s happening on Thursday 31 March.

For the full programme of events, see www.tnmoc.org/bytes

TNMOC is on Bletchley Park, just a short walk from Bletchley train station.

 

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