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16144re: [midatlanticretro] OT? PDP-8 Single board Computer and Front Panel Partial Kit

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  • David Comley
    Feb 4, 2010
      I am - looks as though the chances of getting the full order complement of 50 is quite good, so the outlook is positive.

      These kits have been around for a while and have a first class reputation.


      --- On Thu, 2/4/10, Bill Degnan <billdeg@...> wrote:

      From: Bill Degnan <billdeg@...>
      Subject: re: [midatlanticretro] OT? PDP-8 Single board Computer and Front Panel Partial Kit
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 4:11 PM


      cool kit. who is getting one from here?

      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "Bill Dromgoole" <drummy@comcast. net>
      > Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 3:57 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@ yahoogroups. com
      > Subject: [midatlanticretro] OT? PDP-8 Single board Computer and Front
      Panel Partial Kit
      > Just in case anyone is interested in the Spare Time Gizmos (
      http://www.sparetim egizmos.com/) SBC-6120 and FP-6120 Kit which has been
      discontinued for some time,
      > there is one more opportunity to purchase a kit of both of them.
      > It is fairly expensive at $640.00 and the last order accepted will be
      this Sunday. Just three days.
      > I am including a copy of an email from Steve Gibson of Spin-Rite fame
      with more details.
      > billdrom
      ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -
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      > Hello Everyone!
      > One way or another ... the PDP-8 SBC/FP project will move to its next
      stage at the end of this coming weekend.
      > If Bob Armstrong has not received your payment for a combined PDP-8
      SBC/FP kit by the end of the day, Sunday, February 7th, it will be too
      > Assuming that a sufficient number of paid orders have been received by
      that time, Bob will immediately place the orders for exactly that number of
      kits Monday morning.
      > It will not be possible for anyone -- not even one more person -- to add
      themselves to the group after the end of this weekend.
      > Since the lead time for kit part fabrication is already significant, it
      would not be fair to hold up everyone else while waiting for stragglers.
      I'm sure you can understand.
      > Since many of you expressed great relief to me that this was miraculously
      happening one last time -- and it really does look like there is no chance
      that this will ever happen again, I just wanted to make absolutely certain
      that there was no misunderstanding, and that no one who wanted to acquire
      one of Bob's amazing PDP-8 kits was left out due to a missed or
      misunderstood eMail.
      > NOTE: I am sending this final reminder to everyone whose eMail address I
      have. If you HAVE already paid Bob for the kit, please just ignore this,
      your order is safe and paid for.
      > If any of this is a surprise to you, please CAREFULLY READ the two
      letters I and Bob sent to everyone last Saturday. You can find them
      > http://www.grc. com/pdp-8/ group-buy- letters.htm
      > ... then please do not delay if you wish to proceed. only three full days
      > And to those who have paid and are anxiously anticipating the receipt and
      construction of these terrific kits ... I say, welcome to a bunch of future
      > All the best,
      > ____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _
      > Steve.

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