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World's Slowest Computer
Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
World's Slowest Computer
WhereHigh Point Branch
Room LocationMeeting Room
AudienceKids & Families, Teens
LanguageEnglish
SummaryBuild a computer that processes information at “human speed,” using sponges and sticky notes. This exercise helps you understand the basic principles of computing through a fun, competitive activity.
DescriptionGet ready to build a computer and compete against time! These computers use pen and paper for memory cells, a grid of kitchen sponges for a screen, participants’ minds and bodies as processing units, and a simple programming language as their instructions. In teams, learners build their computers by arranging their sponges and memory cells correctly. Each team will receive the same program to execute – in the form of stacks of printed code – with the goal of running the program correctly before the other team.
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact InfoHigh Point Branch
Contact Phone206-684-7454
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Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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