Hardware Day (July 2017)

Event, hardware_day

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!

The giant slide rule, calculators, and various storage media.
The giant slide rule, calculators, and various storage media.
Related people
Conrad Heidebrecht (is related to); Scott Campbell (was created by); Lawrence Folland (was created by)
Related place
Math and Computer Building (is located in)
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