Front Panel Update

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at
Mon Aug 3 08:05:51 CDT 2015

Hi Pontus
        Thanks that clears up one or two things.
I worked on a straight 8 with its clear cover on top along with a couple 
of 8/e's  at Harwell.

Whilst at DEC 1975 onwards I saw loads of 8/a's and the odd 8/e lurking 
on the top of a filing  cabinet.
As far as I can remember I never saw an 8/i,8/i, 8/f,8/s or 8/m used in 

By that time flavor of the month was the PDP-11/34A. We sold  a hell of 
alot of those.
I have one awaiting restoration. I can't remember if they have a 
switching psu or not.
It matters not. Turf out all electrolytic capacitors on sight.



On 03/08/2015 13:35, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 03, 2015 at 12:23:56PM +0100, Rod Smallwood wrote:
>> Hi Guys
>>                The drawings for  pdp8/e (A),  pdp8/e (B),  pdp8/f and
>> pdp8/m have now gone to the silkscreeners for checking and costing.
>> I'll let you all know when they are available. Those who chose to
>> prepay but to wait for the version they needed will go out first.
>> One issue I need to clear up. Are PDP-8/i and pdp-8/l  thats (i) and
>> (l)  the same due to font ambiguity or different?
> 8/i and 8/l are distincly different.
> If you want to group them 8/e/f/m are similar and the rest are distinct
> from eachother. See here for an overview:
> /P

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