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The Museum of Computing (of Computer History) of the School of Computer Science of the University of Castilla-La Mancha is located in the lobby of its main building (Fermín Caballero building) and offers, by means of some paradigmatic computer systems, a walk through the history of this young science, more and more present in our everyday lifes. The exhibiton shows some hardware equipment donated by different people (mainly university professors) and institutions and grouped to offer the visitor an homogeneous view of every aspect related with the evolution of computers.

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To complement the exhibition, a Virtual Museum, including an important amount of information, has also been developed. This initiative offers, using all kind of multimedia formats, a valuable way to understand the important achievements of the last decades. Using a computer, the visitor can access to documents, pictures, videos, and even TV adds or radio programs related not only with the material on display but with many other historic computer systems, as well as with the people or events that helped to build the computer history. An specific area of the Virtual Museum is dedicated to the videogames world, one of the most clear ways the consumer society has been able to notice how fast computers have evolved and, at the same time, influenced our way of life.


The development of the Virtual Museum has been done facing a complex engineering project for which the most relevant 3D visualization and multimedia management technologies have been used (Free Software based). We must indeed highlight the innovative computer-human interface that has been adopted based on the Augmented Reality paradigm. This technique allows the user to visualize virtual 3D objects (computer generated) on top of the real world, and then to interact with the whole. Specifically, in this Virtual Museum, the visitor will be able to keep on his hand and move a virtual 3D image of all the different computer systems included in the exhibition.


Finally it is worth pointing out that, like in other initiatives faced by our School, they have been our students, always our most valuable resources, who, under the supervision of some professors, have accomplished this complex and ambitious project. This has allowed to demostrate, once more again, the technical skills adquired by our students during their stay at the School. Their enormous professional qualification, together with a considerable artistic creativity, have given as a result a singular and exciting way to follow what has meant one of the most important technological revolutions of the mankind history, what has been named the "revolution of the 20th century".

  The Virtual Museum models can be freely downloaded from this web page. They have been created using the 3D modeling and animation Blender suite and exported to an interchange format to be represented with OpenGL. Because of the interactive use of the models, they are made using a low number of polygons. The textures, applied with UV Mapping, are packed in the .blend file.

Any use of the models are permitted under the Creative Commons 2.5 Attribution of Spain license.


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  • Coordination: José Flores Gómez
  • Coordination: Juan Carlos López López
  • Technical Direction: Carlos González Morcillo
  • Development: Miguel García Corchero
  • Modeling and Animation: Jorge López González
  • Modeling and Animation: Pedro José Torres Triviño
  • Modeling and Animation: José Manuel Sánchez
  • General Management: Juan Pablo Rozas