Saturday, January 4, 2020

METU (ODTÜ) Science and Technology Museum, Ankara

On a recent trip to Ankara, Turkey, we visited the Middle East Technical University (Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi) Science and Technology Museum.

This museum is located on the university campus and the security guard was kind of confused as to why we were visiting. 

Steam Engine

Outside is a steam engine and several aircraft and several buildings that appear to be cover-ups for alien landings. The large saucer-shaped building is entered via an automatic door that makes a wooshing sound when opening.
Satellite map view courtesy Apple Maps.

The same satellite map via Google. What are they hiding?

Inside are two floors of exhibits of science and technology from prehistoric to modern times.
Hittite era guitar

With Gallipoli located in Turkey, there were items from World War I, including a medical tent and devices for carrying the wounded soldiers.

Army hospital tent from 1914-1922
The system to carry a wounded soldier on a horse
The system to carry wounded soldiers on a donkey
There were several variations of typewriters. 
QWERTZ (German/Polish) keyboard
AZERTY, (French/Belgium) keyboard
Turkish-F keyboard

Video cameras
I think my parents had a cassette deck and headphones similar to this in the 1970s.
Tape deck, headphones, cassette player
Home movie cameras
Movie projector
Oric Atmos Computer made by Tangerine Computer Systems
In another building are vehicles - mostly cars.

Yellow Desoto
Yellow Pontiac
Yellow and Black Chevrolet
Anadol Böcek, (Anatolian Bug), a Turkish made car from 1975

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