Replicas - was Re: *** Ideas needed for developing interactive

From: vrs <>
Date: Sun Sep 12 16:29:16 2004

From: "Ethan Dicks" <>
> On Sat, Sep 11, 2004 at 10:29:49PM -0600, Ben Franchuk wrote:
> > So what about memory? Transistor too?
> > A PDP-8/S would be a good model to pick from. Note you need a lot of SMT
> > diodes resistors too.
> There are approximately 1000 transistors in a PDP-8/S (plus lots of diodes
> and resistors and the core stack). Even with SMT, that's a lot of square
> footage.

I'm not so sure it would be impossibly huge. If one imagined a transistor
and associated passives requiring a square 0.5" on a side, then a 16" square
board would have room for 32x32=1024 such elements. That seems large enough
to be really impressive (without being undisplayable).

Or am I missing something?

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