To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of Spacewar, MIT students created a simulation on a tiny computer with about the same processing power as the original PDP-1. Pictured here on the left is Phillip Tan, the executive director of the Gambit gaming lab at MIT, who oversaw the simulation project. Next to him is Kaivan Wadia, an undergraduate student who wrote the code for the Arduino computer in the box on the table. The first person left of the screen is graduate student Owen Macindoe, who did the "digital archaeology" to decipher the original game's source code. To the right of the display are Lily Tran and Generoso Fierro, who built the screen to look like a larger version of the original PDP-1 display.
February 11, 2012 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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