Digital Retro

Date:
Saturday 25 October - Sunday 26 October 2014

Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue:
MediaCityUK, University of Salford, Plot B4, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 2HE

Cost:
Free Drop in anytime.

Synopsis:

Today our homes contain several computers from PCs, and laptops to tablets and smart phones. However, in the 1980s the home computer revolution truly began and we got our hands on machines built by companies such as Sinclair, Commodore, Amstrad, Acorn and Dragon.

Our exhibition brings these machines back to life. Play retro games on the real thing, learn how to write programs and even try your hand at our gaming high score challenge.

Then contrast these early machines with new developments in home computing using devices such as the Raspberry Pi.

This is a joint University of Salford & BCS Manchester Branch event

Other events of interest happening at the same venue this weekend are:

From semaphore to smart phone

Marvels of Television