Entrance to the Centre (Pic: Centre for Computing History)

Arc-Aid returns to Cambridge!

Arc-Aid (pic Centre for Computing History)
Arc-Aid (pic Centre for Computing History)

Arcade enthusiasts and retro gamers are being invited to take part in a special event where they can have fun while finding out about some fabulous machines – and hopefully help bring them back to life!

After two previous great weekends of arcade machine tech talk, gaming and retro fun, the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge is all set to open its doors once again for another weekend meet-up and knowledge exchange later this month.

The latest ‘Arc-Aid: Cambridge’ event is being held at the Cambridge Computer Museum on Saturday 13th June (and following on to the Sunday 14th for those wishing to continue!) with the aim of bringing together members of the online arcade community to repair and restore some of the museum’s arcade machines.

Engineers from across the country will gather to open arcade cabinets, extract circuit boards, solder, prod and probe until the dulcet tones of arcade machines springing back to life fill the museum (waka-waka-waka!).

Arcade-centric talks will be held throughout the day and there’ll also be a special PCB workshop session for arcade community members. This will offer opportunities for practical knowledge exchange and members are invited to bring their own faulty games. Visitors to the museum will be able to view restoration work in progress and experience a selection of awesome arcade and pinball machines!

There were some successes at the last events and the museum is  hoping this will continue for the next one!

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adult £7.00
  • Child £5.00
  • Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) £20.00

Ticket prices are for the entire weekend. Keep your booking receipt for entry on both days.

Book online here: Arc-Aid (Part 3) Booking

For more information on the museum, visit their website: http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/