Calendar
October
Oct 19
Office Hours
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pack up the tools and come on in! Meet up with other hobbyists and the LCM+L team in the Labs at our weekly Office Hours to work on your personal projects. Hardware or software, incomplete or pristine, we welcome projects of all kinds. 

Oct 19
Intergalactic Spacewar Olympics
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

In 1972, about two dozen players gathered in Palo Alto, California around Standford University's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory lab's DEC PDP-10 computer to compete in a Spacewar! free-for-all tournament and a team event. Living Computers is proud to present a 45th anniversary celebration and tournament. The main tournament will take place on an IMLAC PDS-1, running a 3-player version of Spacewar! using arcade button controls. Players can once again experience the first video game tournament and take home a trophy as the Intergalactic Spacewar Olympics Champion!

Living Computers will also have special exhibitions on display available at this one-time event. Come experience early video game history with working machines featuring:

• Oscilloscope Tennis for Two (1958)
• Cinematronics “Space Wars” (1977) (Special thanks to Ed Fries)
• Nutting Associates Computer Space (1971)
• DOS Spacewar! (1985)
• Space War Atari 2600 (1978)
• 8-player Mazewar (1977) ContrAlto, a Xerox Alto emulator
• Vectrex Space Wars (1982)
• Atari 8-bit Space War (1983)

Admission: $12 | Free for Members
RSVP via Eventbrite

Oct 21
Designing for 3D Printing
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Come create your own 3D designs for one of the fastest growing engineering tools out there—the 3D Printer! In this workshop, students will use TinkerCAD to learn some of the fundamentals of designing good and fast prints out of our army of MakerBots. 

This workshop is suitable for kids 8+ years and up. All tech included—participants should set up a free TinkerCAD account before arriving at the workshop with a personal or parent email.

Register here
$24 for Non-Members | $12 for Members

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, & supply costs.

Oct 22
Minecraft Modding
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Forge a new mission by creating your own Minecraft mod using Raspberry Pi and Python. Meet up with other Minecrafters as you learn about Minecraft modding and design your own challenges, characters, and more. 

This program is for Minecraft enthusiasts 10+ years.

Register here
$30 | $18 for Members
Take My Project Home! - Add $44 + tax

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, and supply costs. 
Oct 26
Office Hours
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pack up the tools and come on in! Meet up with other hobbyists and the LCM+L team in the Labs at our weekly Office Hours to work on your personal projects. Hardware or software, incomplete or pristine, we welcome projects of all kinds. 

Oct 28
Building Interactive Props
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
When you want to go big with your costume – you got to have the right accessories. Learn how to build your own interactive cosplay side-arms with our expert-in-residence, Richard Albritton, and become the best in the crowd. Build your selection of a magic wand, wizard staff, foam sword or axe that will react to movement in this 2.5 hour Lab that’ll leave you celebrating Halloween in glowing style.

This workshops is limited to 10 participants at least 10 years and up.
No programming experience needed.

Register here
$66 | $54 for Members

*Price includes museum admission, instruction, and take-home supply costs. 
Oct 29
Hack Halloween
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us for a family-friendly day of trick-or-treating at the museum and pumpkin carving in the Labs. It’s BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) – carve it up, decorate, and if you’re really feeling spooky, wire it up with our mini breadboard kits and really get that gourd glowing. Come in, geek out – and don’t forget your costumes.
 No advance registration required. 

Admission $12 | Free for Members
November
Nov 2
Office Hours
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pack up the tools and come on in! Meet up with other hobbyists and the LCM+L team in the Labs at our weekly Office Hours to work on your personal projects. Hardware or software, incomplete or pristine, we welcome projects of all kinds. 

Nov 2
Classic Movie Night - Alphaville (1965)
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
The second film in our three-part Movie Night series featuring mainframe computing in classic films!

A surreal, French, dystopian, sci-fi, self-reflexive noir, thriller (yes, really) directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Secret agent Lemmy Caution (posing as a journalist) is sent to destroy the technocratic dictator of Alphaville, the computer Alpha 60.

Subtitled.

Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance. Reserved seating cannot be guaranteed after 6:00 pm.

RSVP here.

Included with Free Admission (First Thursdays) | Free for Members