Cogs2Computers, our 2020 project, is designed to support and bring older and younger generations together to learn the history of computers and have hands-on experience of using the earliest personal computers.
The project is well underway now and our first steering committee meeting took place on 4th February. We are excited to say that our first outing will take place in the first 2 weeks of May, where we will all venture into Cambridge to the History of Computers Museum.
Once the date of our Community Learning Day is confirmed, we will have the opportunity to play some of the first arcade games, experience a showcase of skills by our learners and students at the village college and primary school and just come together for fun and learning.
The end of the project will see us sending a signal into space in which we will communicate a summary of the project as well as sending details of this web page to NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover which is due to land on the red planet in 2021. This legacy of the project could allow future archaeologists to discover and learn all about Cogs2Computers.
The participants will be: 40 people with autism 40 people with profound learning disabilities, 100 primary school children, 100 secondary school children and 100 local people. **We are currently looking for older members of the communities. Please get in contact with us to join in!**
We look forward to bringing the community together to explore technology through shared learning and fun.