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    Default PDP-11 Hack complete

    Hi,

    With the newest card my system is now complete. The last addition was an enhanced multifunction board that includes more SLUs and a previous TOY (DS1215) hack on a side-breadboard is now nicely placed on the PCB.

    http://www.vcfed.org/forum/album.php?albumid=411

    Although fully functional, this is more a prototype and I plan to make final revisions of the boards. Most boards have some minor errors (e.g. wrong wire, missing capacitors,...). Or I want to add some more features that require a new board. And then there is an empty slot

    I'm currently running RSX-11MPlus V4.6 and the CPU is clocked at 22.1184MHz.

    Peter

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    Congratulations on your success! The photos look very nice.

    So, what do you anticipate the price will be for a fully assembled and tested bundle?

    smp

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    That looks so cool.

    Well done on putting this together.

    Who'll be first to build a PDPortable? Think portable like the first Compaq/luggable.


    Cheers,

    Andy.

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    Good job Peter, that looks fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acollins22 View Post
    Who'll be first to build a PDPortable? Think portable like the first Compaq/luggable.
    Now there's a thing I never knew I wanted until just now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acollins22 View Post
    Who'll be first to build a PDPortable? Think portable like the first Compaq/luggable.
    It is rumored that Tadpole had a PDP-11 processor in one of their laptops.
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    Really impressive job peter! You took it much further than I was inclined too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_thompson View Post
    It is rumored that Tadpole had a PDP-11 processor in one of their laptops.
    That is something I would love to see.

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    This is awesome work. Well done. I’d love to build one if I had fewer than 2 dozen projects in the queue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbscpe View Post
    Hi,

    With the newest card my system is now complete. The last addition was an enhanced multifunction board that includes more SLUs and a previous TOY (DS1215) hack on a side-breadboard is now nicely placed on the PCB.

    Peter
    Very nice...Please consider exhibiting this at the next VCFE/CH in Zurich, on 24 & 25 November 2018

    Jos

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