Meet the Megaprocessor - Wednesday 29th May 2019

Meet the Megaprocessor - Wednesday 29th May 2019

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Meet our biggest exhibit!  

Chris, our Learning Advisor usually runs guided tours and educational workshops for our school groups of all ages.

On this day, he is coming in especially to deliver a talk about the Megaprocessor. The talk will be most suitable for anyone aged 12 and above. There will be an opportunity to ask any devious questions afterwards!

The Megaprocessor, a 10 metre long and 2 metre high computer, takes pride of place in our foyer. This machine shows the inner workings of a microprocessor, the ubiquitous chip at the heart of billions of electronic devices. Microprocessors are so small that they're incredibly hard to understand, even though they are vitally important to modern society.

The Megaprocessor blows up these chips to show off their components on a much larger scale, letting anyone gain an appreciation for the inner workings of a smartphone, laptop or games console. It features 12,000 LEDs and 40,000 transistors, and James Newman, the creator, had to make over 250,000 individual solder joints to wire it all up!

The talk will begin at 2pm.

This is a drop-in event included as part of your general admission.

Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!

 
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