Welcome to Update!

Update is a club for everybody at Uppsala University and SLU who loves computers. We do stuff with computers of all kinds, be it hardware, software, modern computers, historic computers, different architechtures, Unix/Linux, multiuser systems, programming and other things.

Our premises at Polacksbacken is called T-salen (as in terminal room) and this is where you can hang out, drink coffee, eat, listen to music, study, and – naturally – fiddle with computers. On our terminals you can log into our own servers, or those of the IT department, and you are very welcome to sit back in our beautiful orange couch (of circa 1971) and use your own laptop.

We also arrange lectures and exhibitions, work on various projects, and we have a large collection of new and old computers, components, documentation and software.

Updatering: "Get to know the PDP-8 through emulation" by Pontus Pihlgren (Update)
An emulator is a program that pretends to be a computer different from the one the emulator is executing on. This allows execution of software intended for a physical computer that you do not have. In this talk Pontus will explain the basics by implementing a fully working PDP-8 emulator and explaining each instruction and feature along the way. The end result is a working emulator in less than 1000 lines of C code. And hopefully you will walk away with both an understanding of the classic PDP-8 computer and emulation.

2021-04-10, 19:00 online in Update's lecture room
More info on Update's lecture series

Everything about Update and our activities is on Update's wiki (in Swedish).

If you want to donate hardware, books or other computer related things, please contact us.

If you want to become a member of Update, read more here!