Publication date: 
2016/10/30
The first part of the successful exhibition A century of information - computer world at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering could be visited during end of May and throughout June this year. Pleased by the great interest of the public, the exhibition’s authors have decided to expand it and newly introduce a unique collection of various Czechoslovak and foreign computers of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s of the 20th century alongisde with other contemporary equipment. Exhibits will be opened to the public from 25 October 2016 until 30 June 2017 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Dejvice (Technická 2 st, Prague 6, ground floor, room H1-28), every Monday and Wednesday from 13.00 to 17.00.

Highlights of the exhibition include a transistor computer terminal of the Wang 2200 series from 1975, the first truly portable computer, Osborne 1 from  1981, the Radioshack Tandy TRS-80, one of the first commercial computers and the rare Sharp MZ80K computer from 1977.

Similiar to the spring exhibition, the Russian ZX Spectrum clones from early 90´s of the 20th century or several models of Slušovice computers will also be on display. Exhibits of IT companies like Sinclair, Atari, Commodore, Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Robotron will be presented as well as computers of the MSX standard, the IQ151, PMD85 and PMI80 school computers and a terminal manufactured in Aritma Prague computer plant. The exhibition also presents about a hundred of plotters, peripherals, printers, complemented by contemporary magazines, catalogs, manuals and computer games.

The exhibition of computer technology, titled A Century of information  - computer world II, comes from the private collection of Mr. Patr Váradi from Stará Paka. It is organized under the auspices of prof. Ing. Pavel Ripka, CSc., dean of the Faculty of Electircal Engineering, and prepared by the Historical Laboratory of Electrical Engineering in collaboration with a team of experts of the faculty.

Czech television aired an invitation for the grand opening.

Photo: SVTI FEL ČVUT

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