Wirin' up blinkenlights

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_smart.net>
Date: Thu Jun 8 17:45:33 2000

On Thu, 8 Jun 2000, Tony Duell wrote:
> > simulator and a PDP-11/45 front panel with no CPU boards. I'd like to do
> > sort of a faux PDP-11/45 with this setup by somehow wiring the front panel
> > up to the PC running Sim.
> >
> > Am I completely out of my mind, or is there even the remotest chance of
> We're all out of our minds on this list ;-)

Actually, I think that adding blinking lights, and switches, to any
computer is a good idea, and, as my PDP-11s don't have lights and
switches, I think it's time to add them... by creating a separate rack
panel, of course. Has anyone here added lights and switches to one of
the PDP-11s of incomplete design?

> It's _possible_. It's probably less work to find a set of 11/45 CPU
> boards and get them working, but it's still _possible_ to do what you ask.

The idea of finding a set of PDP-11 boards is a better idea, as then the
front panel could be used with non-toy computer equipment.

R. D. Davis                  
Received on Thu Jun 08 2000 - 17:45:33 BST

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