Girl Geek Tea Party #14 – Morse Code Workshop, 29th May 2011

Morse Code Telegraph machine

May’s Tea Party was another fantastic Morse Code Telegraph building workshop, this time held at MOSI (the Museum of Science and Industry).

Sam demonstrating Morse Code

As well as a new and slightly improved telegraph design, this time with pretty coloured card, we also had an introduction from Mr Alfred T Peabody, who described for us (in period costume, of course) what it was like when the new invention of the morse code telegraph hit the world, and how much of a change it made to the way people communicated.

Morse Code Telegraph workshop attendees

Everyone managed to build a working telegraph machine, and some even managed to link up two tappers so that they could transmit messages to each other across the table! It’s not quite the Atlantic, we admit, but we all had lots of fun.

A table of people having fun

This picture was drawn by Effie, aged 5, who attended the workshop. Looks like she had a great time!

Picture drawn by Effie

Thanks very much to Sam and all of the volunteers for their help setting up and running the session. More photos can be found on our Flickr group.

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