does anybody remember who was building generic front panels.

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Thu Feb 3 13:26:46 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, William Maddox wrote:

> One can do small-volume plastic casting using RTV silicone-rubber molds
> and chemically (rather than thermally) setting resins like epoxy. It
> seems to be a popular technique for model-making. Particularly given
> that the PDP-8 switches were not molded with great precision, I imagine
> that very respectable copies could be produced. Search the web for
> "moldmaking" and "casting".

I considered doing this to re-create swicth handles for the PDP-8 replica
I built a few years ago, but fortunately Robert Krten had a supply of
spare handles that he didn't need and was kind enough to supply them to

At any rate, I think it's entirely feasible to make them with chemically
setting resins as Bill suggests. One day I'll even try this.

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