Fall 2017 @ TechWorks!
September 23rd - Sudsy Brews & Fiery Foods Saturday 1-5 PM
October 9th - Counting Her Votes - A century of voting technology - Exhibit opening 1-4 PM
October 13/14th- Unity Game Engine Training. For Coders of All Ages
& Led by simulation software engineers - Coached by BU Computer Science students
October 20/21st Gain the skills to join in the fun of the 10th Global Game Jam - January 26-28, 2018
November 25th - Southern Tier in Space - Then & Now A Holiday Open House 11 AM - 4 PM
The flood of votes by women created a need. Introduced in the 1890s, lever voting machines became commercially viable when women's suffrage became the law of the land. In the 1960s, IBM Endicott's punch card technology was adapted to record and tabulate votes, a system that continued in use until the early 21st century in many states, including Florida. In the digital age of today, New Yorkers vote with Optical Scan Tabulators.
Try all of three of these technologies at TechWorks! from Oct 9th, 2017 - Jan 25th, 2018.
Presented in collaboration with the Broome County Board of Elections as part of the NYS Paths Through History Weekend, Oct 2017. Curated by Karl Bernhardsen and Justin MacGregor, Broome County Board of Elections, and Emily Sainz, Binghamton University, Class of 2018.
At TechWorks! Vintage IBM Computing Center, the only site on the East Coast to see historic IBM machines in action, check out an IBM 1401 system (1959), the data tabulating machines used by the VOTOMATIC card voting system (2nd photo from left, below).
Unity is a free 3D/2D game engine. It can be used to create video games or applications on Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and Mobile platforms. In the first two days you will learn how to use Unity Game Engine, Monodevelop Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the C# programming language. Day three is dedicated to creating your own video game and finally day four is for advanced methods that will help you to continue making your own video game. Seven dollar (7$) admission fee per session, includes three hours of software training, pizza, beverages and handouts. It is advised you bring your own computer, pre-downloaded with Unity Game Engine. To ensure a seat RSVP, tickets sold at the door.
10/13/2017 | 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m | Learning the basics of Unity Game Engine.
10/14/2017 | 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m | Learning programming basics.
10/20/2017 | 5:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m | Creating a Demo game in Unity Game Engine.
10/21/2017 | 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m | Learning advanced Unity Techniques and advanced programing techniques.
TechWorks! 321 Water St, Binghamton, NY, one block north of clinton street bridge.
(five minute walk from BC connection bus terminal)
Q: Is Unity free?
A: Unity is free for personal use. It can also be bought for additional features.
Q: Where is Unity used?
A: Unity Game Engine is used by hobbyists and businesses alike. It is easy to learn and powerful. It is used in the Video Game industry and in the Simulation Training industry.
Q: Why do I want to learn Unity?
A: Learning Unity opens up many job opportunities in the software engineering job field.
Code to your heart's content with a little help from Women in Technology@BU and the Vintage IBM Computing Center team. Try your hand at code.org activities for all ages, teach a robot to avoid obstacles (like a self-driving car), and watch 50 year old IBM computers punch and sort cards and print on green-bar paper, just like you saw in the movieHidden Figures. Take a break to play an antique Link Nickelodeon and walk inside a giant camera to checkout what's happening outside TechWorks! Best for ages 13- 18. Parents must sign permission slips at the door for children 12 and under.
$5 admission includes all activities and snacks. Terrific long-sleeve T Shirts for $10
Conveniently located 5 minute walk from BC Connection bus station, one block north of Clinton Street Bridge. Plenty of parking.
Savor craft beer from dozens of Upstate NY breweries and spicy food from local eateries, served by knowledgable home brewers from around town.
Play a nickelodeon, step inside a giant camera, see the Apollo Lunar Module Simulator, Olympic bob sled, and other products of Upstate ingenuity.
The Binghamton Bridge Pedal is a 9 mile leisurely ride that starts and ends at TechWorks!, 321 Water Street, in downtown Binghamton. Pedal alongside the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers, and throughout the city, crossing several landmark bridges. There will be several stops at local parks, as well as significant historic and cultural sites along the way.
$5 admission includes Technology in action at the Vintage IBM Computing Center - Punch and sort cards; Send Telegraph messages with vintage railroad equipment; Play music on a player piano and Link Nickelodeon, Emboss in Braille, Bend a giant paperclip, Step inside a Giant Walk-In Pinhole camera, and Enjoy ice cream from Inside Scoop.
Want to learn how to code in Python? Want to see your code come to life in the form of a Scribbler robot singing, dancing, and speaking? Then come on down to our Baby It's Code Inside event on March 12, 2016 from 10AM-3PM at TechWorks!
Click here for more information
The 9th Annual Binghamton Bridge Pedal is a 9 mile leisurely ride that starts and ends at TechWorks!, 321 Water Street, in downtown Binghamton. Pedal alongside the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers, and throughout the city, crossing several landmark bridges. There will be several stops at local parks, as well as significant historic and cultural sites along the way. Tour guides from several transportation, cultural, historic, and community organizations will be at the event to speak about these significant sites. Riders will be in one group, staying together throughout the event. At the end of the bike ride, get refreshed with ice cream and frozen delights at the 4th annual Coolest Dessert in Town Contest!
Before Silicon Valley there was IBM Endicott & Owego
More Music from the Future - Master thereminist Eric Ross and ERA Avant-Garde Ensemble - featuring dancer Atsuko Yuma with Trevor Pinch, Moog synthesizer; Jason Smeltzer, theremins; John Snyder, theremin, didjeridu; Eric J.Roth, guitar; Joe Perkin, bass
Experience Upstate NY innovations that changed your world - World's First Text Message (1913), Photography's First Roll Film (1887), First Flight Simulator (1929), and Electronics small enough to fit in your pocket or your ear (1960s to present).