About the Museum:
At The National Museum of Computing, voted one of England's 'Top 100 Irreplaceable Places', the evolution of Computing will unfold before your eyes. Journey from the early electro-mechanical code breaking machines of WWII and the world's first entirely digital semi-programmable computer, discovering how technology evolved from valves and early semiconductors to the modern microprocessors we use today. You will uncover the development of large mainframes, supercomputers and scientific mini-computers, responsible for process control from office-based systems to airspace! Finish by exploring the rise of personal computing, mobile computing and the advent of the internet and smart devices, bringing you up-to-date by examining how this technology has revolutionised the way we now interact with machines and each other. Home to the world's largest collection of working historic computers, our fantastic team of friendly and knowledgeable volunteers are on hand to demonstrate the plethora of operational machines in our unrivalled collection. We look forward to welcoming you!
About This Event:
Hands-on-Hardware - Learn more about the ethics of technology in this thought-provoking session, find out more about sustainable data storage and deconstruct Hard Drives.
VR Experience - Step into another world with our Oculus Headsets; build communication skills by collaboratively solving fast-paced problems requiring abstraction, decomposition and computational thinking.
BBC Basic - Go back in time to our 80s classroom and build an understanding of programming languages by creating customisable games on our original, working BBC Micros.
Programming Languages - From 5-hole punch tape to Python! Explore how programming languages have progressed over the decades and solve puzzles using them to choose your favourite.
Moores Law - In 1965, Gordon Moore predicts technological development involves minimising component sizes but maximising capacity. Explore Moore’s Law in practice by comparing technology through the decades.
Robotics and AI - Students discuss the ethical issues surrounding and the limitations of Artificial Intelligence before creating their own chatbot. [Computing]
*Schedule subject to change
Please advise students to bring their own lunch as this is NOT provided
09:30 - 15:30hrs
The National Museum of Computing Block H, Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6DS.
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Tickets for Teen Tech Week (11-16 years) can be booked here.
|Ticket Information||Ticket Price|
|School Group Booking (1 x Learner)||GBP 5|
|Home Educators Ticket (1 x Learner)||GBP 5|
|Home Educators Ticket (1 x Parent/Carer)||Free|