PDP-8 Straight 8 restoration

Diane Bruce db at db.net
Sun Mar 29 15:59:14 CDT 2020

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 09:47:51AM +1300, Brendan McNeill via cctech wrote:
> Here in NZ and around the world many of us are in lockdown and spending more time on our computers, if that were possible.  I have just completed the restoration of a PDP-8 Straight 8 which I believe is the only one in New Zealand.  You can view the restoration story and find appropriate resources here:  https://pdp-8.nz <https://pdp-8.nz/>   
> While it plays Chess, it would be great if someone wanted to write (say) a Prime Number Generator, or some other application and email it to me off list.  I have Focal-69 and can probably source other languages for this wonderful old machine with 4K of memory.

I have memories of keying in RIM and BIN. Long long time ago. I also learned
how to talk to the OS/8 file system so we could play morse code from a file
instead of a paper tape for our University club station. ;)

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> brendan at mcneill.co.nz
> +64 21 881 883

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