XY11 Manual, Anyone?

COURYHOUSE at aol.com COURYHOUSE at aol.com
Wed Dec 23 10:56:03 CST 2015

resending  with   corrections!
it appears  the  pen kit  for  our  plotter   got  LIFTED (aka stolen, 
ripped off... etc...  bummer..)   before  we  had it  glassed  in living the  
glassed in   display a areas   if anyone  has a calcomp box  with the solenoid 
and  pens   that is  extra to their needs please let us  know

In a message dated 12/22/2015 9:31:22 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
COURYHOUSE at aol.com writes:

I had the large  ibm calcomp plotter  if  big   wide  one we have the  same 
... it is in the hp display case at  smecc museum 
there was a fortran graphics text book  we had adn I had  gotten  with a HP 
3000 and it had a interface  board  (  parallel interface?? too many  
I  made it  plot  squares etc  .. as I  remember  the  hp intrinsics may 
have had  some support  for this..
once I did that  i put it aside and went  back to playing with  the  HP 
multi-pen HP plotters we sold  back them at Computer  Exchange Inc. 
In a message dated 12/22/2015 3:22:01 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
steven at malikoff.com writes:

---------------------------- Original Message  ----------------------------
Subject: XY11 Manual, Anyone?
From:   "Mattis Lind" <mattislind at gmail.com>
Date:    Wed,  December 23, 2015 2:53 am
To:      "General Discussion:  On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"  
<cctalk at classiccmp.org>

>  I have in mind to connect a machine to an IBM 1627 (CALCOMP 565)  plotter
> and then the XY11 which just arrive would fit nicely, I  think.
> But I cannot seem to find any manual for the XY11.  Anyone know of a 
> The board is rather simple so it  should be possible to work out the 
> on how to interface it by  hand but it would be nice to have the proper
> manual.
>  Then for software I found a diagnostic, XXYAD0 that supposedly should  
> a square and a rectangle.
> Anyone know of other  drawing software that uses the XY11
> /Mattis

The book  'The Minicomputer in the Laboratory' by James W Cooper covers 
using  an
X-Y plotter with an 11/05, and has assembly listings and a whole bunch  of 
stuff about scientific plotting. Also a lot of info on using  the LPS-11 
There are plenty of copies out there and quite cheap too.  It's an 
excellent book
and could be of use to  you.


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