03 – Building Colossus

Tommy Flowers tore up the original blueprint of Colossus for his team of engineers.

Use this topic to introduce students to blueprints, make a scale drawing and investigate why Dollis Hill was chosen as the location for the research station.

Design a research station for your school is a CREST SuperStar Challenge.


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    Learn about sending secret messages and work as a team to gather data and design a machine to solve a problem. 

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    Learn how secret messages were sent using binary code and tapes, design a code and write a cryptic message.

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