Build a computer 1 bit at a time, and a lesson on indigo
Towards demystification of the modern computer
Friday march 23, 8pm
Computers seem complicated, right? in a noble attempt to understand the guts of these magical machines, weâ€™ll discuss the very basics: bits, binary to decimal conversion, basic logic gates, and assembling several logic gates for more sophisticated operationsâ€“ interjected with historical references to morse, braille, and boole.
To demonstrate these ancient beginnings, attendees will build simple logic gates out of relays, switches, lightbulbs, and wires. weâ€™ll pile parts together until we have a very large noodley calculator, which you can then test your newly-honed binary conversion skills against.
hands-on! free! fun! bring snacks to share.
ing presents Indigo
8pm Sunday March 25
Sunday ing will be giving a musical lesson on Indigo. According to our friends at Wikipedia, Indigio (or spectral indigo) is the color on the spectrum between 440 and 420 nanometres in wavelength, placing it between blue and violet.