A Digital Evolution

The museum is located at the Caulfield campus of Monash University. The main focus of the museum is a collection of computers, computer peripherals and related equipment presented as a chronology from the 1960s to the present. Display cabinets hold collections of computing devices such as slide rules and calculators.

Address: 
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Level 5, B Block, Caulfielsd Campus,, Monash University, VIC
Tel: 
0399032787
Hours: 
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Admission: 
Free
Collection: 
The museum holds a collection of computers, computer peripherals and related equipment dating from the early 1960's to the present. Another aspect of the collection is other computing devices such as slide rules and mechanical and electric calculators etc.
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Items

Computer

PDP-9 Computer

Creator:
Digital Equipment Corporation
Description:
The PDP-9 was one of the first computers to have an operating system, initially based on DEC tape, later disk. This PDP-9 starred in the Australian movie "The Dish" as the main computer in the control room of the Parkes radio telescope when Neil Armstrong landed on the moon.
Date:
1966

Mechanical calculator

Millionar Calculator

Creator:
Hans Egti, Switzerland
Description:
The Millionar calculator was the first calculator to perform multiplication "rapidly". Each digit could be multiplied with only a single turn of the handle. The Millionar was a very popular and significant calculator during the early years of the 20th Century. It was actually a brilliant piece of mechanical engineering inside the small core. It could add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Date:
1910

Switzerland