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    Default I got my PiDP-11 kit in

    It is merely parts at this point, hopefully I'll have some time to put it together soon!

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    I'm in the same place - kit is here, and no time yet to begin the build. There's a place ready for it next to the PiDP-8 and the Altair-duino!

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    They are great kits. I've had mine built up for a while now and really enjoying it.

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    I have the PiDP-8, I really wanted to learn how to use the OS but there doesn't appear to be much on general operation, like what commands do what etc. Anyone know of any good websites?
    Collection thus far:
    A500, A500+, A600, A3000, A1200, A1200T, CD32, ZX Spectrum, 128k +A & +B, C64, Apple Macintosh Plus, Classic, Sharp Pc-7200, IBM-PC360, Powermac 8500.

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    I know what you're talking about. The best references are the books DEC put out: "The Small Computer Handbook," 1970 or 1973, and the "PDP-8 OS8 Handbook," 1974. You can find PDFs online. I've tried to find stuff online - try these:

    https://raymii.org/s/articles/Toggli..._register.html

    https://www.dvatp.com/tech/pidp8i_build

    http://retrocmp.com/projects/blinken...with-the-pdp8i

    http://www.ak6dn.com

    http://so-much-stuff.com/pdp8/index.php

    http://homepage.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/pdp8/faqs/

    Good luck!

    smp
    Last edited by smp; November 12th, 2018 at 08:48 AM. Reason: added the OS8 handbook...

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    All the manuals for OS/8 are on Al's excellent bitsavers website under dec/PDP-8/os8 (or some closely related path). Just checked, look in http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/dec/pdp8/os8/.

    Alternatively, as you are in Sheffield, you can visit The DEC legacy event that is running this coming weekend in Windermere where you can meet Oscar (the creator of the little beast) and a load of DEC experts who would be more than happy to talk you through it.

    Let me know if you need any more information after looking on bitsavers and I will be glad to help you out.

    Dave

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    Thanks, guys, I actually printed out the small computer handbook, what an oxymoron there's nothing small about it! lol Its a tad heavy reading in more ways that one and I wont lie, the sheer bulk of it has put me off reading.

    Would love to discuss anything PDP-8 related, bearing in mind I'm a wet behind the ears newbie, who knows bog all, but more than a little interested in these machines. Had such a blast building the PiDP-8!
    Collection thus far:
    A500, A500+, A600, A3000, A1200, A1200T, CD32, ZX Spectrum, 128k +A & +B, C64, Apple Macintosh Plus, Classic, Sharp Pc-7200, IBM-PC360, Powermac 8500.

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    I never put in an order for the PiDP-8. I have for the 11. I should have gotten the 8 too. Oh well.

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    I thought about getting the 11, but I have the 8 and I really just want to learn what I can do with it. I've had it for a couple of years now and for the most part used it as a Linux box with blinky lights. I get a growing feeling that to use the PiDP-8 I need a degree in mathematics.
    Collection thus far:
    A500, A500+, A600, A3000, A1200, A1200T, CD32, ZX Spectrum, 128k +A & +B, C64, Apple Macintosh Plus, Classic, Sharp Pc-7200, IBM-PC360, Powermac 8500.

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    I had a real pdp-8i for many years. Just isn't quite the same. Although as close as one can probably come to one.
    Always love the 8i front panel over the 8e.

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