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Thread: PDP-8/F Quick look and Teardown

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    Default PDP-8/F Quick look and Teardown

    Leaving the best to last, here is the pride of my PDP collection, the PDP-8/F.

    Here we just open it up and have a look around. The power supply and its capacitors still need to be

    tested before I'll try to turn it on.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAstB-dCvg8

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    Nice little basic machine! Are you going to expand it to run os/8? Or even play spacewar on it? 😊
    There are a lot of boards available which you can built like a ram/bootloader to max it out to 32kw of memory.
    rx01/rx02 board for a floppy drive (or emulator of course which makes it really fast to use)
    vc8e is available for graphics, Ta8e for the Tu60 drive... you can have a lot of fun with such a little machine!

    Regards, Roland
    WTB: Case for Altair 8800 ...... Rolands Github projects

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    Thanks!
    I'd eventually like to get an OS running on these machines, but my main goal at the moment is just to get the basic machine working.
    I know of your bootloader and other interfaces for disk emulation, etc.
    And one day I want to play with that sort of stuff, but I want to take a break from PDPs for a while.

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