PDP-8/e - Front panel switch reproductions and front panel PCB?

Joshua Stetson saburwulf at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 15:43:35 CST 2016

I've been wanting to get some reproduction switches for my 8/e, simply
because I have a blue panel, but the orange switches. I would love to get a
set of the blue paddles.

I would go in on a set if they were injection molded or cast; unless
they're some of the higher resolution eboxy based prints.

I have thought about just making a silicone mold of an existing switch and
attempting to cast some myself, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Anders Nelson <anders.k.nelson at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> I found switch levers and a mounting frame design (
> http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:360853) that I would like to have casted
> with molded-in color, close to the originals as reasonable.
> Has anyone already done this that I can simply buy from? If any injection
> molds have been built I'd love to put those to work. Would it be better to
> just paint a 3D print of these?
> Also has anyone created the front panel PCB design? I use EAGLE and would
> love to at least have a CAD outline from which to start as I build my
> emulated PDP-8/e. Pretty much like the SBC6120 but emulated on a 32-bit
> micro as opposed to the HD6120.
> I await your thoughts!
> --
> Anders Nelson
> +1 (517) 775-6129
> www.erogear.com

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