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Tuesday, July 4, 2017 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Hardware Day (July 2017)

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In July 2017, we're putting some of our treasures on display as part of a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Faculty of Mathematics.

On July 4, Eric Manning, Scott Campbell and Trevor Grove will be talking as part of Hardware Day (videos will be added here). Immediately after the talks, we'll open the exhibit in the Math and Computer building, room 3011. Until July 14 you can come and see:

  • Panels from the IBM 1620 and IBM System/360 Model 75--two critical computers from the 1960s.
  • SuperPET and a SuperPET emulator, so you can go back to the early 1980s and learn to program BASIC, FORTRAN, APL, COBOL, or Pascal.
  • Vintage microcomputers, terminals, slide rules, and computer storage devices
  • A 3D tour of the Red Room

Normal visiting hours are 10am to noon, but contact us at computer.museum@uwaterloo.ca to arrange a tour.

If you have any donations, feel free to drop them off as well or get in touch.

We'll upload some photos as the exhibit unfolds!

Saturday, October 28, 2023 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Hardware Day - October 28, 2023

Our second Hardware Day of 2023 will be Saturday, October 28, 10am to 4pm in DC2585.

We'll be testing old hardware to get some of it running. Come join the fun! You can help or bring your own retro computer to show off, or just see what's up.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Computer Museum Hardware Day March 5, 2024

The Computer Museum will be hosting a hands-on event with a variety of old computers and artifacts. 

We will have a guest speaker, Devon Merner, who will talk about how the iMac G5 was used in the development of the Xbox.  Includes live demo.  Devon's talk starts at 2pm.

Mark your calendars! 

More details to come.