DEC H-500 Computer Lab pins and docs (was Re: Straight 8 up on Ebay just now)
kwwacker at ptd.net
Tue Jul 19 11:25:27 CDT 2016
Does anyone have one of the patch cables, and can they measure the diameter
of the pin and it's length?
Also, is it a straight pin or like a bannana jack with springy sides?
There is a company www.mill-max.com that makes almost any type of
pin/socket that you can think of -
take a look thru their con-line catalog.
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From: "william degnan" <billdegnan at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: DEC H-500 Computer Lab pins and docs (was Re: Straight 8 up on
Ebay just now)
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 11:29 AM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com>
>> On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 5:01 AM, <COURYHOUSE at aol.com> wrote:
>> > also a Rare Digital DEC H-500 Computer Lab, 1960s, Same Switches as
>> > PDP-8/I, Vintage for 700+
>> > ( we have an extra one of these Computer Lab, if anyone here is
>> > interested)
>> Does anyone have a modern source of pins that fit the socket holes in
>> the Computer Lab? ISTR there are a few of us here who have an H-500,
>> but very few, or no, patch cables. I think Molex pins have been tried
>> and rejected.
>> Also, the 1969 Computer Lab Handbook is on bitsavers (in
>> 'dec/handbooks'). I recall a 8.5"x11" book on the Computer Lab, newer
>> layout, probably a 1970s publication date, possibly a teacher's guide.
>> I was given one as a kid, but it vanished decades ago. Anyone
>> remember this? Anyone have one for scanning?
> I have the Computer Lab Workbook, not Handbook. Maybe that's what you're
> looking for.
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