[PDP8-Lovers] how to clean a PDP8/A, dishwasher?

From: ajp166 <ajp166_at_bellatlantic.net>
Date: Sun Dec 16 11:02:40 2001

> I wonder if it would be possible (and practical) to use a
>microcontroller, perhaps a PIC, to act as a core controller. Use the
>A/D and D/A hardware to handle the drive and sense stuff, and do all
>the timing in firmware...making it easily tweakable.

Not likely as the sense voltages are quite small and the slice time
has to just right.

> That would be something I'd be up for trying...if I can find a chunk
>of core of low enough density to trace the wiring in. There are some
>nice low-density planes on eBay right now, but they are priced WAY too
>high in my opinion.

No need to trace, they are quite regular, you can ohm them. You still
need core drivers, sense amps and a dozens of diodes for current

Received on Sun Dec 16 2001 - 11:02:40 GMT

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