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Mar 7
FREE First Thursday Evening
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Living Computers for their annual FREE First Thursday evenings, featuring free admission to the museum from 5-8pm. Each month we will be featuring a unique theme to guide our public programming. 

This month's theme is Inside Computers! Take apart computers and consoles to discover what's inside. Plus, we'll be joined by special guests from CKEYs - Seattle's mechanical keyboard group.

All Ages
No Registration Required. 
Mar 16
Build a Midi Controller with CKEYs
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Now with the new Proton C ARM based microcontroller!

Would you like to make digital sound and music with (almost) anything? This is your chance to build a midi controller that will allow you to solder or alligator clip wires to real world objects of your choosing. Our kit is heavily inspired by the Makey Makey but with a built in piezo speaker (for that chiptune vibe), a midi first focus, and programmability via QMK.

In this workshop you will solder our MIDI Any controller which includes a PCB, a Proton C microcontroller, and alligator clip wires. This workshop is suitable for all soldering skill levels.

More details and images coming soon!

Register Here!
Workshop Fee: $36 
Museum Entry Fee: $16***

Ages 12+**

*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the workshop. 
**Parent or Guardian must drop off any attendees under 18 years of age and must sign a waiver. 
***Museum entry fee is required if you are not a member of the Living Computers Museum.

Mar 23 - Mar 24
Vintage Computer Festival Pacific Northwest (VCF PNW)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Living Computers: Museum + Labs is proud to host the second Vintage Computer Festival show in the Pacific Northwest (VCF PCW), presented by the Vintage Computer Federation. 

This festival will host over 20 hands-on exhibits over the weekend, from early graphical workstations to modern enhancements for old systems, as well as a variety of speakers. A wide range of machines from many manufacturers will also be present. Plus, don't forget to explore the museum - bring your camera, your kids, and enjoy all that LCM+L and VCF have to offer. For details about the event, visit VCF

Included with Admission ($18) | Free for Members

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Renew Your Membership!
 Membership Card

We rely on the continued support of our members. Help us continue our mission of connecting people with computers by renewing your membership today. Ready to sign up for another year? Renew three ways!

  1. Online at http://bit.ly/LivingComputersRENEW
  2. Visit us in person at the museum and get a free mug (while supplies last)
  3. Mail your completed Membership Form & a check to: Living Computers: Museum + Labs, P.O. Box 84843, Seattle, WA 98124

Announcing Darkstar, a Xerox Star Emulator


In the late 1970s Xerox attempted to commercialize the Xerox PARC's Alto and the "Office of the Future" by developing and releasing the relatively inexpensive Xerox Star workstation. Released in April of 1981, the Star featured a GUI, mouse, ethernet and a laser printer. As a follow up to the ContrAlto emulator, Living Computers is proud to announce their release of a Xerox Star Emulator called Darkstar.

To read more about this new emulator, visit our Engineering Blog

To access this emulator, download it on our Github page

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