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    Hi.
    You might be interested in these PDP8 and PDP11 replicas powered by raspberry pi's:


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    I have built both from a kit and they work great!

    You can get the kits here:

    https://obsolescence.wixsite.com/obs...idp-8-overview


    Good Luck!
    Last edited by ragstian; 06-11-2020, 10:48 AM.

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    Steve Gibson, https://www.grc.com/intro.htm, was one of the very early adopters of these computers: https://www.grc.com/pdp-8/pdp-8.htm.

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    • #3
      They look like they should be on a set from Space 1999.

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      • #4
        This is FANTASTIC. It brings back many memories as I worked on both PDP-8s and PDP-11. On the PDP-11 I wrote device drivers for RSX-11M. Now for those of you that were not part of the DEC family back in the '80s, yes that is a long time ago, this probably all sounds like gibberish. It was a great time and in it heyday DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation) was a great company to work for.

        I then moved to work on VAX/VMS systems which is where the DrVax comes from. I was still an operating system internals kind of guy managing a team of folks that wrote custom data communications device drivers for VMS systems.

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        • #5
          It's still amazing to think you can replace the power & functionality of computers from the 70s & 80s with something like the Raspberry; not entirely or exactly of course, but still...

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