A real PDP-8 that you can hang on your wall!

From: Gunther Schadow <gunther_at_aurora.regenstrief.org>
Date: Fri Oct 24 23:15:27 2003

Your front panel is neat, the whole thing is neat. So, how about connecting
the front panel to my PDP8/A Omnibus? Does your PDP-8 have an Omnibus at
all or did you invent a completely different bus or no bus at all?


Bob Armstrong wrote:

> Many of you have already heard of the SBC6120, our single board
> PDP-8/E clone that you can build from a kit. The SBC6120 now has
> a complete lights and switches front panel, and the entire assembly,
> including a hard disk drive, is about 9" by 15" and 2 1/2" thick and
> can be framed and hung on the wall like a painting.
> You can see a photo of Debee with one at
> http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Hardware/images/Debee%20and%20FP6120.jpg
> Everything is fully functional; all the lights and switches work
> as you'd expect and the SBC6120 is able to run most PDP-8 software
> including FOCAL and OS/8. You can read all about it on our web site
> at
> http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Hardware/SBC6120-2.htm
> and
> http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Hardware/SBC6120_Front_Panel.htm
> The entire project is open source, and you can download everything
> there is to know about the SBC6120 and front panel, including manuals,
> schematics, and firmware source code, from
> http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Download.htm
> If you like what you see then you can have one for your own wall,
> and we'd be happy to sell you a kit of parts to help you build one.
> Visit our web store for ordering information
> http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Store.htm
> Thanks,
> Bob Armstrong

Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D.                    gschadow_at_regenstrief.org
Medical Information Scientist      Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor        Indiana University School of Medicine
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