Fwd: Re: Front Panels - New development - Bezels
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 7 13:47:32 CDT 2016
On 07/07/2016 19:11, John H. Reinhardt wrote:
> On 7/7/2016 3:02 AM, Rod Smallwood wrote:
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: Re: Front Panels - New development - Bezels
>> Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 08:01:35 +0100
>> From: Rod Smallwood <rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com>
>> To: Paul Birkel <pbirkel at gmail.com>
>> On 07/07/2016 07:18, Paul Birkel wrote:
>>> "MakeAnEight", oh my :->. Next it will be "SweetSixteen" I imagine.
>>> Great news on the casting-in-resin prototype. How much are these
>>> ending up costing?
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Rod
>>> Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2016 2:04 AM
>>> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
>>> Subject: Front Panels - New development - Bezels
>>> Hi Guys
>>> We are able to-announce the successful test
>>> production of a PDP-8 Bezel in cast resin.
>>> The result is tough, beige colored, slightly flexible
>>> copy of the original.
>>> Bonding the panel to the bezel or adding internal
>>> stiffening brings rigidity.
>>> Painting matches the color.
>>> This will be part of our MakeAnEight parts for
>>> reproduction or repair range.
>>> Rod (Panelman) Smallwood
>> Hi Paul
>> Well I was going to call it ElevenHeaven but I like
>> your idea better.
>> They got a good result first time. That seemed too easy. Then I
>> that when I went through the molding and casting process they said is
>> that it?
>> It just dawned on me. Screen printing is all about handling gloopy
>> They have all of the knowledge of mixing and all of the measuring
>> pots and
>> stirring sticks you will ever need.
>> Cost? Well that's interesting.
>> Usually in a small run/custom situation its the labor cost that's the
>> major element.
>> Here it seems to be the cost of the materials to get the right result. I
>> should know soon.
>> Regards Rod
> I would stick with the "ElevenHeaven" since that indicates a PDP-11.
> The Sixteen
> refers to the bits, I know, but there were a lot of 16-bit-ers out
> there and only
> one Eleven!
> BTW, I'm looking forward to your getting to the PDP-11 series,
> especially an 11/70
> panel and bezel.
> John H. Reinhardt
Plan is to complete the PDP-8/i and then do the 8/L
Next up will be the much requested ElevenHeaven range.
As the 11/70 is the headline system we could start there.
Panels first, bezel to follow.
Longer term goal is a full size operating replica that is difficult (at
least externally) to tell from the original.
Rod (Panelman) Smallwood
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