The Magic 8 Ball is a toy used for fortune-telling or seeking advice, manufactured by Mattel and developed in the 1950s. Often used in fiction and for humour related to it giving very accurate, very inaccurate, or otherwise statistically improbable.

In the bygone days videos and films were rented from shops on reflective pieces of plastic and magnetic rolls of ribbon. This is a software development task and an implementation task. (Taken from OCR 2507 Task 1 Jun 2006)

Dogs do not age at the same rate as humans. Write a program that converts the age of a dog to the equivalent for a human.

A cellular automaton is a collection of “colored” cells on a grid of specified shape that evolves through a number of discrete time steps according to a set of rules based on the states of neighboring cells.

Write a Etch A Sketch program that recreates the popular 70s/80s Etch A Sketch toy.

Courses at a university consist of modules. This is a software development task and an implementation task. (Taken from OCR 2507 Task 1 Jun 2005)