PDP-8 Straight 8 restoration
mechanic_2 at charter.net
Sun Mar 29 17:27:09 CDT 2020
Very nicely done. I read the whole thing.
GOD Bless and Thanks,
On 3/29/2020 3:59 PM, Diane Bruce via cctech wrote:
> 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. ;)
>> brendan at mcneill.co.nz
>> +64 21 881 883
> 73 de VA3DB for those that care ;)
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