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Re: how about a micro pdp-8

Someone did a PDP-8 replica a while back. Sadly their kit runs are long sold out, but they still provide the artwork, and other necessary info to build:

http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Hardware/SBC6120-2.htm

http://www.sparetimegizmos.com/Hardware ... _Panel.htm
by azog
Jun Sat 18, 2011 2:10 pm
 
Forum: Venues, projects and off topic stuff - NO SPAM
Topic: how about a micro pdp-8
Replies: 4
Views: 14678

Re: Build blog

As much as I dread asking, because it only illustrates my own clumsiness... do you think you can provide a stock list for the parts? Specifically the LEDs and the 2 way switches. I'm not sure how it happened (don't we all say that?), but I got two LEDs that shorted out, and one switch that's acting ...
by azog
Aug Thu 05, 2010 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Build blog
Replies: 6
Views: 9390

Re: Build blog

If you use too small of a power supply (less than 1000mA) you may run into issues as the LED's suck up power. I think you hit it on the nose :roll: I was using 9vdc 300ma. I hadn't even considered how thirsty those LEDs are. I swapped in a 12vdc 1.6a and that appears to be much nicer. I'll play wit...
by azog
Aug Tue 03, 2010 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Build blog
Replies: 6
Views: 9390

Build blog

I had my kit build a week ago, but time and troubleshooting ate up most of my time. There are still some "operator errors" I think I have to deal with, but the general build is complete. If anyone is interested, feel free to look http://www.azog.org/?p=660
by azog
Aug Mon 02, 2010 5:15 pm
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: Build blog
Replies: 6
Views: 9390

Re: What serial numbers have shipped?

I just got #14 on Saturday.

Main board is done, working on the front panel now, gonna take my sweet time on it.
by azog
Jul Sun 25, 2010 10:53 am
 
Forum: Altair 8800 Micro
Topic: What serial numbers have shipped?
Replies: 37
Views: 64402

I didn't mention it in my blog post above, because it would have been uninteresting. But there was one trick I wanted to share, regarding building the kit and soldering all those switches (thems a lot of switches!). The manual says that you can use a piece of wood or metal to hold the all switches i...
by azog
Nov Mon 26, 2007 11:40 am
 
Forum: Micro-KIM General Discussion
Topic: Micro KIM-1!
Replies: 2
Views: 5433

Micro KIM-1!

Well, my first post, but I am glad (and happy!) to say I got my Micro KIM-1 today:

http://www.azog.org/blog/?p=93

I did order the 32k memory card, but I haven't assembled it yet. These eyes aren't getting any younger, so I need to take a break.
by azog
Nov Fri 23, 2007 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Micro-KIM General Discussion
Topic: Micro KIM-1!
Replies: 2
Views: 5433

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