Coming in 2018

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Welcome to the Computer Museum.

Currently, we're designing our first permanent exhibit: Slide Rules!, about the history of slide rules. One feature is a 19th century cylindrical slide rules from the late 19th century. It will be located in the atrium of Mathematics 3, and you'll be able to play around with both physical and virtual slide rules, and take a paper one home!

In the meantime, feel free to visit our student-designed display cases on the second floor of the Davis Centre along the corridor that leads to bridge across to the EIT building.

  • In the Davis Centre on the second floor you can see an old SuperPET and MicroWAT (developed at UW for teaching computer science in 1980).
  • On the second floor in EIT between DC and E3 there's a display of various storage devices and media, including punched cards, a 1960s IBM data cell, delay-line memory, and various magnetic disks. In the next case there's a display of video games from the 1990s.

If you'd like to see anything in the collection, please contact the curators to arrange a visit:

Related places
Davis Center (is location of); Environment and Information Technology Building (is location of)