'Arc-Aid: Cambridge’ is being held at the Cambridge Computer Museum on Saturday 12th July (and following on to the Sunday 13th for those wishing to continue!) with the aim of bringing together members of the online arcade community to repair and restore some of the museum’s arcade machines.
Whether you're a techie, or just love arcade games, this weekend is for you!
Engineers from across the country will gather to open arcade cabinets, extract circuit boards, solder, prod and probe until the dulcet tones of arcade machines springing back to life fill the museum (waka-waka-waka!). Arcade-centric talks will be held throughout the day and there’ll also be a special PCB workshop session for arcade community members. This will offer opportunities for practical knowledge exchange and members are invited to bring their own faulty games. Visitors to the museum will be able to view restoration work in progress and experience a selection of awesome arcade and pinball machines!
If you want to stay the night, there is a Travel Lodge just a few minute’s walk away.