Category: Events

FOSDEM

Embecosm are presenting at FOSDEM 2019

Once again Embecosm will be presenting at the Free and Open Source Developers’ European Meeting (FOSDEM) 2019, held in Brussels. This two-day event on the 2-3 February is a free and non-commercial event, to promote the widespread use of free… Read More

GNU Tools Cauldron 2018 is coming!

This year Embecosm will be hosting the GNU Tools Cauldron between the 6th and the 9th September in Manchester, UK. Manchester is home of the Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM), Vimto, Alan Turing statue, Turing’s clock, the suffragettes, multiple football clubs… Read More

HackSoton 2018

On Saturday 14th April, HackSoton was once again hosted in Central Hall, Southampton. Now in its 9th iteration, it continues to be a day of hacking and helping, whether its working on a project… Read More

FOSDEM

EDSAC at FOSDEM

I have been accepted to give one of the Main Track talks at FOSDEM 2018 on EDSAC and Chip Hack 2017! Hooray! FOSDEM is the Free and Open Source Developers European Meeting. It is a free-to-attend annual event… Read More

Air delay lines

Air delay lines for EDSAC

Back in the original EDSAC computer, information was stored in a series of over 30 mercury delay lines all stored in a coffin-like box. These tubes would use the acoustic properties of mercury to reduce reflections. However, to prevent everyone… Read More

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ISC 2017

I recently attended ISC 2017 in Frankfurt. Here are my personal highlights from the main conference, as well as the tutorial and workshop days. Main Conference Top500 and Green500 Rankings In the Top500 there… Read More

Punched Tape reader

Building a punched tape reader for Chip Hack

Back when the concept of an ‘electronic brain’ was new, the methods for storing information necessary for the running of the computer were primitive. Many early computers used punched paper tape, and EDSAC was no different. EDSAC used five hole… Read More