HOURS: The museum is open by appointment. However, we are usually around on Saturday and Sunday afternoons between 1-4pm.
March 23, 2013 10:00AM: In recognition of Teen Tech Week, the RICM presented “Make your Own Video Game” workshop at the North Kingstown library. RICM taught MIT’s Scratch Program an innovative and digitally-rich programming language for teens.
March 9, 2013, In recognition of Teen Tech Week, the RICM presented “Make your Own Video Game” workshop at the Somerset library. RICM taught MIT’s Scratch Program an innovative and digitally-rich programming language for teens.
March 2, 2013, Bryan Bentz of Bentz Engineering, LLC Visited the museum. Bentz Engineering does software engineering with an emphasis on artificial intelligence, good user interface design, database systems, data mining/machine learning, and 3D visualization.They will be assisting in restoration of our MicroVax II.
February 16, 2013, RICM is pleased to announce our organization has been entered into the GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program database.
February 2, 2013, John Bartholomew donated a PDP-11 Assembly Language book and a selection of VAX programming manuals.
January 19, 2013 - Donation of SGI O2 Computer from Blue Sky Studios.January 9, 2013 – The Rhode Island Computer Museum will present a free exhibit and public presentation on January 9, 2013, 6:30 PM at the North Kingstown Library on the “Business History of Early Computers”. The presentation aims to examine the impact of Wang Computers on Rhode Island in the context of historic preservation. The presentation is part of ongoing cooperation between the Rhode Island Computer Museum and the library. This project is made possible through funding support from the Rhode Island Council for Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the "National Endowment for the Humanities".
January 5, 2013 Stacey Kent of Exeter RI donates a Kaypro Microcomputer.
December 1, 2012 Bruce Maier donated a DEC PDP-KA10 Control Panel that he used while operating the KA10 in Long Island NY. University.
Dan, Mike, and Warren visited the MIT Museum and Warehouse. We got to see the last LINC system that was used in production, a very nice LINC-8, a Librascope LGP-30, parts of the Whirlwind and SAGE systems, and lots of very nice laboratory instruments.
November 10, 2012 Charles Lasner, a noted PDP-8 expert, visited the RICM.
November 9, 2012 Mereco donated an Intersystems DPS-1 S-100 bus computer with Lobo Diskette Chassis, a DEC VT52-NE terminal, a Zenith Z-19 Terminal, and a Texas Instrument Omni 800 printer. All are in excellent condition. After a few minutes of work we were able to get the DPS-1 to boot CP/M 2.2.
October 21, 2012 Mike visited the Computermuseum der Fakultät Informatik in Stuttgart Germany. They have a really great collection of demonstrable DEC PDP-8 systems, a running Librascope LGB-30 vacuum tube computer, HP 21 MX systems, an IBM 1130, working mechanical and Wang calculators, and many more systems. You really should visit if you have a chance.
October 20, 2012 Stephen Primost of Warwick Rhode Island donated a rare Morrow Computer and a TEI kit computer.
August 25, 2012- RICM took delivery of our new $49 Android Via APC! Come play with the APC!
August 14, David Getty donated a DEC PDP-8/S system that he used while he was a professor at Brown University.
August 9-10, 2012- MIT museum curation staff visit for our first peer exchange. It was a fantastic experience and knowledge sharing event for our board.
August 4, 2012 - J. Viktor Nahigian loaned the RICM a running Wang VS5000 system, and a Wang 2200 system.
August 3, 2012 - Dan, Mike, and Warren dropped of a Symbolics 3630 and a Symbolics 3635 that are on loan to The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard University. While there we had a chance to tour their collection of scientific instruments and see the Harvard Mark I - Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (IBM "ASCC").
June 29, 2012- Patricia Campbell donated a HP200LX and HP38G
June1- June 30, 2012 Visit our display at the North Kingstown Library on "Data Storage Collection"!
April 21, 2012 RICM Earth Day Recycling Event and Bazaar
February 24, 2012 The Independent Newspaper visited and interviewed RICM staff.
The article is here: http://www.neindependent.com/articles/2012/03/01/local/doc4f4f9c4fad97a956746771.txt
February 17, 2012 David Leary of Coventry RI donated a 2 truck loads of misc microcomputers.
January 4, 2012 Daniel Leonard donated the CP/M and application diskettes for the Osborne Executive portable computer.
January 28, 2012 Lois Lopatin donated a Sharp 'lunchbox" PC 7000 potable computer2010
December 24, 2011 Daniel Leonard donated two Osborne Executive portable computers.
December 11, 2011 Chuck Levine and Jeff Rose visited the museum and donated a Lexitron 1200 System.
November 13, 2011 The Cray SV1ex-1 system from the Fort Motor Company was delivered.
October 16, 2011 Norm Burger donated an 010 IBM keypunch and IBM 360/370 Control Panels.
September 24, 2011 Jud Leonard, Bryce Denny, and Wilson Snyder visited the museum and saw their signed framed CPU layout.
August 12, 2011 Ulrich N Fierz of Zurich Switzerland donated replacement keys for the PDP-8/L front panel.
July 16, 2011 Dr Douglas Lyons of Fairfield University donated software.
May 12, 2011 Jake Bishop of Floral Park NY donated a NCR system and an IBM RISC system.
May 10, 2011 Vince Pavlicek donated a table top PDP-8/S, a rack mount PDP-8/S, an OMD8S data-break chassis, and spare flipchip modules.
May 5, 2011 Beth Arena of MA donated a Chadwick Magic Brain Calculator.
March 12, 2011
Holiday and Dave Collins of Dover, MA. donated a Commuter 1084 Computer.
Feb 12, 2011
Dan an Mike drove to Pennsylvania to rescue a PDP-8S, an PDP-11/34, and a TC11/TU56 DECtape.
Feb 19, 2011
A Mac Plus and a Commodore 64 was donated by Steve Sweet of Groton CT
A Sol Terminal Computer was donated on February 5, 2010.
A Recycling Day is April 24, 201. Join us for the Day!
A Dec Robin Computer was donated by Al Zelly of MA June 26, 2010
A Osborne I was donated by Sheila Sullivan of NH June 28, 2010
A EAI 580 was donated by University of Michigan July 20, 2010
A Kangaroo was donated by Paula Stacey of RI July 24, 2010
A Next Computer was donated by Paula Stacey of RI
A Zenith 100 Home Computer was donated by Bob Dipippo of RI