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  1. LSI-11 switch console board differences and does a repop exist?

    I was looking at this LSI-11 bundle on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/193172448035
    and noticed the switches and lights console board is different to the one described on PDF pages 170-171 of the...
  2. Thread: H960 rack

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    Nice rack design. Are there gussets internally,...

    Nice rack design. Are there gussets internally, to reduce lateral twisting? For the front piece, consider a piece of say 2.5mm thick wall RHS tube, it usually has radiused corners. You will likely...
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    Thank you very much! I really appreciate it!!!!

    Thank you very much! I really appreciate it!!!!
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    That sounds very good indeed. You wouldn't happen...

    That sounds very good indeed. You wouldn't happen to have any docs for the Plessey PM-1100 8KW and 16KW Unibus memory modules would you? Or 360/40?
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    I have been working on the masthead for a while...

    I have been working on the masthead for a while and indeed will have something that satisfies the 'six foot rule' (ie. it looks good from 6 feet away, and probably even closer).

    The 3D panel model...
  6. Thread: H960 rack

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    A while ago I repopped some H960 rack hardware...

    A while ago I repopped some H960 rack hardware fixtures including imitations of the original stabiliser feet.
    I guess it doesn't help you too much but for what it's worth, here is the CAD drawing I...
  7. I don't have rats or mice but instead get geckos....

    I don't have rats or mice but instead get geckos. Not the beautiful native ones but the asian house geckos that arrived in Brisbane about 40 years ago. These sure-footed little b*stards get into...
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    No, the museum hadn't offered to pay for the...

    No, the museum hadn't offered to pay for the items, only postage and expenses to send them (I quoted the two requests directly in my initial post). Once again I'm just looking for a reasonable trade...
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    Ah, good point glitch. I have no idea how their...

    Ah, good point glitch. I have no idea how their museum is set up, and if they have such restrictions. According to their site they are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and they say they do not purchase objects...
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    What if you had something...

    ...that was reasonably scarce, and took some effort and expense to get.

    And someone on this forum at a non-profit museum overseas then asked you

    "You could send everything to me, and I would...
  11. Rocker toolposts.... why are they so beloved on...

    Rocker toolposts.... why are they so beloved on american lathes?
    Give me a proper quick change toolpost ANY day.
  12. Yes, and nylon and graphite impregnated material...

    Yes, and nylon and graphite impregnated material as well. Thingiverse is a print-it-yourself site mostly for hobbyists, tinkerers, home shop rather than commercial. Not sure if delrin is available as...
  13. If you have access to a 3D printer, you're in...

    If you have access to a 3D printer, you're in luck! South Bend Lathe Gears https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3172973
    They ought to work fine for occasional use, PET is apparently a good filament...
  14. How much of the U3 do you still have - do you...

    How much of the U3 do you still have - do you have the carriage and leadscrew or just the casting? I have a CAD drawing of the U3 bed cross-section showing the mandrel centre height/offset from the...
  15. How much dust is on the blades? High pressure...

    How much dust is on the blades? High pressure compressed air works wonders on fans and they will be clean in seconds (resist the urge to use it to spin them up).
    If they are already clean, maybe...
  16. Unimat 3: Casting size: 60mm long x 58mm wide...

    Unimat 3:
    Casting size: 60mm long x 58mm wide (at bed rails, it's slightly tapered) x 68.35mm high (from flat rail). Headstock spindle 105mm LOA without pulley on.
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    Sorry, what???????? I didn't know that :( :( ...

    Sorry, what???????? I didn't know that :( :( :( You're not serious are you?
    Australia has already lost a 360/40 (which apparently was damaged and parts mislaid) and who knows what else to them....
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    That photo looks familiar :) This was Max...

    That photo looks familiar :) This was Max Burnet's setup in a private technology museum in Sydney a few years back. The PRS01 portable paper tape reader was interfaced to the Straight 8 and the...
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    That's a pretty good list, I thought it lacked...

    That's a pretty good list, I thought it lacked some I could think of until I saw there was a link to another page listing fictional robots and androids.
    Perhaps it could also include Heinlein's...
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    I agree with krebizfan, check the disk with a...

    I agree with krebizfan, check the disk with a SMART tool to get an indication of whether it's starting to fail. If so, reformatting is probably only going to delay an eventual failure. There is lots...
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    TL;DR Gigabite really doesn't like Microsoft, I...

    TL;DR
    Gigabite really doesn't like Microsoft, I can see that.
    Finding info on installing all versions of the .NET runtime is as simple as searching "install all versions .NET runtime".
    Of the...
  22. That's very nice. If you want switch paddles and...

    That's very nice. If you want switch paddles and LED bezels similar to the DEC originals and have access to a 3D printer, feel free to use my paddle STL at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2829191
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    I know nothing about MIDI (been meaning to look...

    I know nothing about MIDI (been meaning to look into it someday, as I inherited a CASIO keyboard) and have only had a brief look to see what SysEx is about, but here's someone's API (using pInvoke...
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    I can't address your grievances as you are...

    I can't address your grievances as you are entitled to your opinion, but I will address the points you've made that are not correct.

    Firstly, right from the start .NET supports legacy code by way...
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    Yes, the frameworks take advantage of new OS...

    Yes, the frameworks take advantage of new OS features and do require underlying updates. It goes without saying that the latest will not run on an unpatched out of date OS, would you expect it to?
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