does anybody remember who was building generic front panels.

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Mon Jan 31 21:57:06 2005

On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 20:05:18 -0700, woodelf <> wrote:
> vrs wrote:
> >Or to the "Homebrew PDP-11 console" at
> >
> That was the link I was looking for, thanks. I was hoping he had more on
> the panel rather than the interface to it.

Henk's project is the guts behind it, not so much the metalwork. What
I need to do is find a cheap source of suitable switches - I have a
pair of board sets (2 CPU, 2 I/O) and most of the guts to populate
them at home already (some of the parts are surplus from a failed
Commodore dealer, making it _doubly_ classic ;-) Between this front
panel stuff, and a couple of modern Elf projects (Elf2K and
Micro/Elf), I am going to be hitting local hamfests hard for
appropriate toggle switches. I have a wad of C&K paddle switches, but
they aren't right for either of the Elf designs (I _could_ use them on
a custom -8 or -11 FP, but the particular C&K switches I have are
might narrow, narrower than the ones used on the FP6120, so they will
look funny on a 19"-wide FP).

If I had a source of genuine DEC PDP-8/L toggles, I do have a dead
-8/L FP board (that came to me with smashed lights and missing plastic

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