wmaddox at pacbell.net
Fri Mar 25 03:28:05 CDT 2016
I received one of the new panels from Rob, and it is nearly indistinguishable from the original. It captures the matte finish of the original exactly. Fantastic!
>_PDP-8 New Products under consideration _
>1. Front panels for any of the other PDP-8 models, Including the
>Straight 8 but excluding PDP-8A.
I'd like to cast a vote for the PDP8/I. I have a machine with a completely trashed panel, where the clear-coat has become crinkly, cracked, and dark.
I suspect there may be a market for these panels for simulator-backed front panel reproductions. Oscar Vermuelen's excellent PiDP-8 uses a reduced-size PDP8/I panel, but a full-sized replica would be even nicer. The PDP8/I has the most beautiful and complete panel of any of the 8s, perhaps of any minicomputer.
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