Honors Given By Computer Conservation Society

The TechWorks! team that brought to life a high-speed printer from the IBM System/360 era will present at the first international "Making IT Work" conference, sponsored by the UK Computer Conservation Society (London) and The National Museum of Computing (Bletchley Park), May 2017.  Their work was recognized by the 2016 Tony Sale Award Committee - "This outstanding project was nominated runner-up in a closely fought competition."

To celebrate, the team has created holiday "banner prints" on green-bar paper - including standard and custom texts for holiday giving. Get your print as a thank-you for making a donation - either Giving Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016, or anytime by clicking here.

1403-N1 Action Debut May 16, 2015

On the occasion of the graduation of the second Watson School team, the 1403-N1 printer made its action debut.   Under control of the printer controller,  the 1403-N1 printed lines 16 characters wide, using two hammer driver cards designed and built by the 1403-N1 team.  This achievement represents two years of effort by two teams of Watson School students in collaboration with veterans of IBM Endicott and Lockheed Martin Owego, and Triple ooCities Makerspace.

As of June 2016, additional hammer driver cards have been installed, permitted lines 64 characters wide to be printed.