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    July 12th, 2019, 09:11 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Hi Dave, No rush on the KiCAD schematics, as I will be on travel starting later today until next Thursday/Friday. Thanks a million for all your...
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    July 11th, 2019, 03:45 PM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Thanks very much, guys! Looks like both of those are excellent ways to refurbish an existing PDP-8 front panel. It may be that Oscarís 2/3...
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    July 11th, 2019, 02:00 PM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    What a terrible tease you are!!! 8-) Please keep looking, I would dearly love to acquire a replica PDP-8I panel! Maybe someone else might have...
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    July 11th, 2019, 08:32 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    By the way, has anyone given any thought to maybe using Oscar Vermeulen's PiDP-8I front panel as the front panel for the LD20 (LD12?). I would...
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    July 11th, 2019, 07:42 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    I received my LD20 (LD12?) blank board today, courtesy of Jack Rubin. 8-) I have my book and I have my access to the various documents stashed on...
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    July 6th, 2019, 08:20 AM
    smp replied to a thread Paper Tape in S-100
    Thanks for the tip, ef1j91. Here's something from eBay: ...
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    June 29th, 2019, 12:59 PM
    smp replied to a thread Paper Tape in S-100
    Yes, that may indeed be the case. I spent some more time Google-ing around, and I found them here: http://www.gnt.co.uk/papertape.htm I also...
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    June 29th, 2019, 10:24 AM
    smp replied to a thread Paper Tape in S-100
    It takes a bit of Google-ing, but it can be found... This is for 11/16' wide oiled paper tape for a TTY: ...
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    June 29th, 2019, 08:10 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    My second edition of Prosser & Winkel, "The Art of Digital Design" arrived today. Now, I am really ready to get reading and follow along with this...
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    June 28th, 2019, 09:45 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    Thanks a million, Dave! Much easier (for me, anyway) to follow along now. 8-) smp
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    June 28th, 2019, 09:06 AM
    smp replied to a thread Build your own PDP 8I, Part 4.. in DEC
    I've been looking around on retrobrewcomputers.org, but I am not familiar with it enough to find this. Could you please post a pointer when you have...
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    June 27th, 2019, 12:15 PM
    smp replied to a thread DEC PDP-11/44 for sale in DEC
    I absolutely love it when folks show up, make one post like this, and then go silent... smp
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    June 18th, 2019, 12:05 PM
    After falling off the first page of listings for the second time, this IMSAI is now listed for auction on eBay: ...
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About smp

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Date of Birth
June 16
About smp
Biography:
Graduated college with my BSEE in 1975. MSCS in 2002.

Retired in October 2016, and I'm loving every moment of it.

A note from my past history:
In November 1976, I opened the first computer store in NH: Microcomputers, Inc. We sold IMSAI, Polymorphic, and Northstar kits, and assembled cards and computers. We attempted to sell complete systems into local small businesses. My partner and I operated until the fall of 1978, when we went broke.

I have (currently working):
Altair 680, IMSAI 8080 with JAIR-8080 CPU replacement running CP/M v2.2, Northstar Horizon, HP-86B with HP-82900A Auxiliary Processor (A.K.A. CP/M System) and HP-9121D floppy disk drive, HP-110+ with HP-9114 floppy disk drive, HP-200LX, HP-41CL, HP Jornada 820, Apple IIC+, Apple IIGS (ROM 3), Tandy 2800HD, CoCo 3 with SDC, CoCo3FPGA, Heathkit H8, Osborne 1, Osborne Executive, Kaypro 2, Macintosh 512KE, Macintosh PowerBook 170, Macintosh Graphite iBook 466MHz (M6411), DEC PDP-11/23;

and (currently non-working):
(another) Kaypro 2, Heath/Zenith Z-110, SPARCclassic, a small variety of Macintosh desktop units.
Location:
Bedford, NH, USA
Interests:
Space Exploration, Astronomy, Vintage Computing, RV Camping
Occupation:
Retired, and loving it!

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