Definitely getting into the festive mood now, The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) at Bletchley Park, near Milton Keynes, is all set for some seasonal fun later in December!
And the sparkling line-up for their Christmas Bytes Festival includes robots, virtual reality, wearable tech, animation workshops, Arduino workshops, SoundBytes, code-breaking and more – all running between Running 19th-23rd and 27th-30th December this year.
Digital fun and games for all the family will be laid on every afternoon, 12 noon to 5pm, and you can see what’s on daily at TNMOC during the festival by following this link: What’s On at Christmas Bytes
Overall, the programme covers:
See and play with robots
Build & program your own robot
See NAO robots in action!
Coding and building computer-controlled devices
FUZE workshop introductions to coding
Arduino workshops and display to inspire you to create and build your own devices – you need to Register for this HERE
Scratch demos – controlling external devices like LEGO We-Do
try out Ocado Rapid Router
Virtual Realty and wearable tech
the latest in VR: Oculus Rift combined with a LEAP controller
convert your smartphone into a cut-down Oculus Rift!
Use LEGO and animation software to enable you to create your own short animations.
Create and mix music – digitally
Meet Enigma and friends – crypto machines
and lots more!
The great news is, all this is covered by the normal TNMOCEntrance Fees!
For more information, check out The National Museum of Computing’s website, including their Visiting page.
If you’re looking for something more fun than repeats on telly, soggy sprouts and stale turkey this Christmas, why not plan a seasonal visit to the Centre for Computing History?
And what more festive occasion to drop in on the Centre (located in Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW) than on their Christmas themed retro video game night, which will be the last one of 2015?
Festive fun and late opening
This Christmas, they’re opening up specially between 7pm to midnight this Friday 4th December, and they’re going to have some awesome seasonal video games available to play – you’ll even get the chance to win the shirt off the Games Master’s back!
All their usual gaming displays will be on and they’ll be getting loads of extra consoles and games out from their archive for you to play. So why not join them for a great night out and help support the work of the Centre?
Retro Video Game Night flyer – click to enlarge
Due to fact that you can bring your own booze and that there’ll probably be a few video game titles not suitable for kids this is an over 18s only event.
Spaces for this exciting gaming night are limited, so booking at the advance rates of £8 per person is required to ensure your place, although if you’re lucky you *may* get in on the night – but please note that tickets on the door will cost £2 extra).