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The presentations and workshops take place in the "Bildungsraum" room, in the lecture area at the end of the Network Exhibition, and in the workshop area. See the floor plan for directions. The presentations are streamed and the recordings will be released at media.ccc.de afterwards.

Saturday, October 12th
TimePresentations in the "Bildungsraum"
10:15 - 10:30Opening Event
Eva Kudrass and Dr. Stefan Höltgen
10:30 - 11:30From Brunsviga to Curta – History and technology of mechanical calculators
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian-M. Hamann
11:30 - 12:15The Gepard Computer company – A nerd startup from 1984
Fritz Hohl
12:15 - 13:00technikum29: Plans for the future of a private computer museum
Roland Langfeld and Sven Köppel
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break
14:00 - 14:45Lines, dots, circles – The graphical terminal Robotron K8917
Dirk Kahnert
14:45 - 15:30Schickard's calculating machine – A hands-on replica
Jürgen Weigert
15:30 - 16:15The Danish computer industry of the 1900s
Mikkel Mikjær Christensen
16:15 - 17:00Pac-Man on the Steckschwein homebrew computer
Marko Lauke
17:00 - 17:45General assembly of the VCFB e.V.
17:45 - 18:30The arithmetic of the Z1 arithmetic unit
Klemens Krause
18:30 - 19:15Bintracker – A chiptune audio workstation for the 21st century
utz
19:15 - 20:00The short life of the Cray-3
Wolfgang Stief
TimeWorkshops in the workshop area
10:00 - 14:00Soldering for beginners: Build a Pentabug robot or a Blinkenrocket
Abteilung-für-Redundanz-Abteilung e.V.
10:00 - 17:00Postapocalyptic electro-jewellery
Paula Pongratz
13:00 - 17:00Ozobot: Painting programs
Junge Tüftler
14:00 - 17:00Bristlebots – Build your own toothbrush robot
German Museum of Technology Berlin
14:00 - 17:00Repair corner
Abteilung-für-Redundanz-Abteilung e.V.
17:00 - 20:00CryptoParty from Enigma machine to PGP
CryptoParty Berlin and German Museum of Technology Berlin


Sunday, October 13th
TimePresentations in the "Bildungsraum"Presentations in the Network Exhibition
10:00 - 11:30Reconstruction of the software architecture of classic NES games
Michael Schultz
Short Conference "COMPUTER SPACE"
10:00 - 11:30QPC-10 quantity process computer
Paul A. Dietz
11:30 - 13:00Hartmut Esslinger – A German designer working for Apple
Nikolaus Netzer
11:30 - 13:00NeXT
Jörg Gudehus
13:00 - 14:00Lunch break
14:00 - 15:30Gigatron TTL microcomputer
Marcel van Kervinck
Short Conference "COMPUTER SPACE"
14:00 - 15:30Live demonstrations of historical computer technology in English museums
Peter Diehl
15:30 - 17:00Computers in the GDR
René Meyer
15:30 - 17:00Building a B compiler for the PDP-8
Robert Clausecker
17:00 - 17:30Closing Event
Eva Kudrass and Anke Stüber
TimeWorkshops in the workshop area
10:00 - 14:00Soldering for beginners: Build a Pentabug robot or a Blinkenrocket
Abteilung-für-Redundanz-Abteilung e.V.
10:00 - 17:00Postapocalyptic electro-jewellery
Paula Pongratz
13:00 - 17:00Ozobot: Painting programs
Junge Tüftler
14:00 - 17:00Bristlebots – Build your own toothbrush robot
German Museum of Technology Berlin
14:00 - 17:00Repair corner
Abteilung-für-Redundanz-Abteilung e.V.

From Brunsviga to Curta – History and technology of mechanical calculators

Language: German
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian-M. Hamann


The Gepard Computer company – A nerd startup from 1984

Language: German
Fritz Hohl


technikum29: Plans for the future of a private computer museum

Language: German
Roland Langfeld and Sven Köppel


Lines, dots, circles – The graphical terminal Robotron K8917

Language: German
Dirk Kahnert


Schickard's calculating machine – A hands-on replica

Language: German
Jürgen Weigert


The Danish computer industry of the 1900s

The story of Denmark's computer industry started with the DASK in the 1950s. Shortly afterwards came the GIER. In the 1970s and 1980s, Denmark had three major computer hardware manufacturers: Regnecentralen, which was originally funded by the Marshall Plan and had been the governmental computation institute ever since the beginning, Christian Rowsing, which joined the party later on and finally Danish Data Electronics. All of them were internationally active companies that exported hardware to the entire world. There were also a handful of small niche manufacturers that made systems such as the Comet, Butler, James and the Vega Computer, which were largely one-hit wonders, all with exciting backstories. Come to this talk for a walk down memory lane of Danish computers. Some of the machines presented can also be seen in the exhibition. Mikkel Mikjær Christensen, aka Mike from RetroComputingWithMike


Pac-Man on the Steckschwein homebrew computer

Language: German
Marko Lauke


The arithmetic of the Z1 arithmetic unit

Language: German
Klemens Krause


Bintracker – A chiptune audio workstation for the 21st century

Chiptune musicians of today have a mind-boggling variety of tools at their disposal. Each platform, each sound engine comes with its own editors. Not only does this mean an awful lot of reinvented wheels – it also results in many of these wheels being less powerful and less user-friendly than they could be. Out of this dilemma, the idea for Bintracker was born: A modern, cross-platform, open-source chiptune editor that can target any sound engine on any vintage machine. This presentation is a report on the current state of the Bintracker project. utz


The short life of the Cray-3

Language: German
Wolfgang Stief


Reconstruction of the software architecture of classic NES games

Language: German
Michael Schultz


QPC-10 quantity process computer

Language: German
Paul A. Dietz


Hartmut Esslinger – A German designer working for Apple

Language: German
Nikolaus Netzer


NeXT

Language: German
Jörg Gudehus


Gigatron TTL microcomputer

When the MOS 6502 and Zilog Z80 were launched in 1976, it started the personal computer revolution. But were these microprocessors really necessary for that? Last year we created a single-board microcomputer from fewer than 40 simple 1970s TTL logic chips, a bit of memory, and some diodes, resistors, etc. There is no microprocessor, no video chip, and no sound chip. Still this computer can run video games, play music, run BASIC. In this talk we go through the evolution from early electronics experiments, to breadboard prototype, to the electronics kit that hundreds of people have enjoyed building by now. Marcel van Kervinck


Live demonstrations of historical computer technology in English museums

Language: German
Peter Diehl


Computers in the GDR

Language: German
René Meyer


Building a B compiler for the PDP-8

The B programming language is a simplified BCPL dialect developed at Bell Labs to program their PDP-7. Later evolving into C, B is largely forgotten but remains an important milestone that shaped the familiar syntax and basic features of many, if not most modern curly-brace languages. With 8bc, I implemented a B compiler for the PDP-8, a widely popular family of minicomputers built from 1965 until well into the early 1980s. Despite being contemporaries, B and the PDP-8 seem to never have met before. In this talk, we have a look at the unique design of the PDP-8, the concessions made in B in comparison to BCPL, and how B was implemented both historically and for comparison, in 8bc. Robert Clausecker


Closing Event

Language: German
Eva Kudrass and Anke Stüber


Workshops

Soldering for beginners: Build a Pentabug robot or a Blinkenrocket

Kids aged 7 years or older can learn to solder at VCFB. We will build Pentabugs, small bug robots that can flash, beep and move. For participants of previous years we now also offer the Blinkenrocket soldering kit. Abteilung-für-Redundanz-Abteilung e.V.


Postapocalyptic electro-jewellery

Language: German
Paula Pongratz


Ozobot: Painting programs

Language: German
Junge Tüftler


Bristlebots – Build your own toothbrush robot

Language: German
German Museum of Technology Berlin


CryptoParty from Enigma machine to PGP

Language: German
CryptoParty Berlin and German Museum of Technology Berlin


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