The Living Computer Museum in downtown Seattle held its first annual Vintage Computer Faire on August 9th. Families were invited to get hands-on with a 3D printer, make jewelry, play with old computers and arcade machines, and enjoy the exhibits at the Living Computer Museum.

The Living Computer Museum collects all kinds of old machines—from the huge, wall-covering computers of the 80s to the first gaming machines. It’s a short but intense history lesson, and many of the parents we spoke too were excited to show their kids the computers that they had first used—computers that are nearly unrecognizable compared to today’s computers. All of the computers are still in working order, and kids were invited to play with them.

The Vintage Computer Faire might be over, but the Living Computer Museum is open all year long. Next time you’re in Seattle, stop in and check it out!

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Simone de Rochefort is a game journalist, writer, podcast host, and video producer who does a prolific amount of Stuff. You can find her on Twitter @doomquasar, and hear her weekly on tech podcast Rocket, as well as Pixelkin's Gaming With the Moms podcast. With Pixelkin she produces video content and devotes herself to Skylanders with terrifying abandon.