Cambridge CHM : Bouncing Pixels

Anything Sinclair ZX Basic related; history, development, tips - differences between BASIC on the ZX80 and ZX81
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kuiash
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Cambridge CHM : Bouncing Pixels

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Took my daughter to the Cambridge Center for Computer History and played on one of my old favs - the 1K ZX81. Time was limited but we made a bouncing pixel!

If anyone's near Cambridge, or just wants a day out, the museum is totally worth going to. There's a ton of old machines you can actually code/play on, a room full of BBCs, consoles going back to Pong (again - you can play on all of these), the office of the 70's complete with Commodore PET (that you can play on) as well as some arcade cabs, the mega computer. Without further ado... our ball.

https://youtu.be/3-6A8cslwSE?si=WUsjUvEyNYmTPK6Q

https://www.computinghistory.org.uk
Moggy
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Re: Cambridge CHM : Bouncing Pixels

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A bouncing pixel! From little acorns and all that :D

It's nice that you could share a moment like that together and yes the museum is somewhere a lot of us have visited at one time or another and really covers the 8-bit era very well, more so than say the museum at Bletchley where the last time I visited all the 8-bit computers and games consoles (and strangely a Cray 1) where hived off from the main area desolate, unsupervised whilst the curators seemed more interested in playing with the mainframes in the collection. Almost as if these "toy" computers were there under sufferance regardless of the impact they created in their time.

The WW2 collection however is superb especially the Colossus and Heath Robinson replicas.
kuiash
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Re: Cambridge CHM : Bouncing Pixels

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I really should check out Bletchley!
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