Emulation (Was: Emulators of Classic Computers)

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Fri Jan 16 03:43:43 2004

>> What indeed... Now, Maplin do some nice 13mm LEDs, how big do you
>> think we could make a panel? How about the 3" LED clusters they use
>> as tail lights on buses round here? Make a PDP-8 6' across, like
>> the giant MS-20 that Korg made for demo tours in the 1970s?
> But then you'll need the MIG welder again :-)

Details, details. :)

Actually, I'm a bit interested in the other direction: how _small_
do/can LEDs get? (And how much heat do they produce?) I've been
pondering something, but in order for it to be workable I need to be
able to cover fairly large areas with some kind of display technology
at a resolution no worse than about 75dpi. Since "large areas" means
dozens of square feet, too large for a CRT, all I've been able to think
of are LEDs. But I don't know how practical (or more likely how
drastically impractical) that is.

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