During my time in the industry, I've worked with large OEMs, consulting practices, and PCB manufacturers all over the world, and on numerous projects like early personal computers such as the BBC Micro
in the UK and huge telecom OEMs at the other extreme.
Among the products on show are the iconic BBC Micro
, the Apple Mac Plus and the Sinclair ZX81 computers as well as components from Ferdinand, the Ferranti Pegasus computer which was installed in 1957.
Pupils from Cambo First School near Morpeth using their BBC Micro
computer in 1983
Iconic consoles including the SNES, SEGA Dreamcast and the original educational computer, the BBC Micro
, will sit alongside household names including PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, while modern innovations like PlayStation VR will give a glimpse into what the future may hold.
The sessions at St Andrew's Academy, Gleniffer High and Gryffe High aim to encourage S1 and S2 pupils to use of the BBC micro
: Bit, among other digital programmes, and inspire them to get more involved in coding.
Yes, there were other computers available, like the BBC Micro
, but they were for rich children whose parents could afford to spend PS399 on a computer just because it had a nice keyboard.
The BBC Micro
, along with some other machines, could be bought by schools at half-price via government subsidies.
Mary Whitehouse attacked the new threat of video nasties such as Cannibal Holocaust, and the invasion of the home computer, led by the BBC Micro
and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, began in earnest.
This will include music themed demos showcasing virtual reality, 360 cameras, BBC Taster and how to make music with the BBC micro
:bit from 10am-5pm at Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge visitor centre.
ELITE: DANGEROUS PS19.99 anyone who remembers the frame spacecrafts of the Elite from back in the 80s the BBC Micro
, this update of Braben's space exploration will likely bring a tear to the with the Vive's headset you to look around your and gaze out into space.
She would stare at the clunky old BBC Micro
computer in her bedroom and learned to read early just so she could play the blocky, text-based games loaded on to the relic.