In addition to our regular groups visiting Perkin House, the CE team has been out and about providing educational experiences across the region. Through sustained collaboration with providers of STEM education events, the CE team has continued to provide outreach activities for learners young and old.
This fantastic piece of equipment looks like it’s come straight from the set of a 1950s science fiction B-movie. With its tiny oscilloscope screen and seemingly hundreds of dials, switches, buttons, lights and meters this machine attracts plenty of attention from visitors to the SDC Colour Experience. Its official title is a Davidson and Hemmendinger 1958 Colourant Mixture Computer, but it’s generally known as the COMIC. COMIC was the first analogue computer for predicting dye recipes to create a desired colour.