Saturday, October 28, 2023 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Waterloo Computer Museum is hosting a hardware day at which a number of older computers will be on display and running.

image of a computer punchcard

The event also features presentations by Cheriton School of Computer Science Professor Gregor Richards and Steven A. Garan, a Waterloo alumnus and the Director of Bioinformatics at the Center for Research & Education on Aging.

Schedule

  • 10 a.m. — Doors open, people can be working on equipment
  • 11 a.m. — Talk by Gregor Richards: “Unearthed or Exhumed? Obscure Computing and Gaming Trash and/or Treasure”
  • 2 p.m. — Talk by Steve Garan: “How Silicon Valley became Silicon Valley”
  • 4 p.m. — Wrap-up

Computers

  • Apple ][ working, with various software to try
  • Atari ST
  • TRS-80 Model 100
  • TRS-80 Model II
  • Tele-Tainment device, a Pong clone
  • Original IBM PC
  • Panasonic Executive Partner
  • MicroWAT
  • A multi-format PC for reading/copying diskettes
  • Sharp PC-7000
  • NeXT Cube (if we can find an appropriate display cable)
  • Texas Instruments terminal
  • TRS-80 Micro Colour Computer
  • Others!

Come out and meet other vintage computer enthusiasts and hear a couple of great talks! 

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Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
DC 2585
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada
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