30391Re: [midatlanticretro] Identifying some things
- May 1, 2013On 05/01/2013 06:58 PM, Kyle Owen wrote:
> I came across a Unibus card for a PDP-8/E,That would be Omnibus. Omnibus is the bus that PDP-8/e computer use.
Unibus is used by some PDP-11s, some VAXen, and some PDP-10 family
machines. No PDP-8 computers ever used Unibus.
> though I don't know itsHow delightfully odd! I don't think I've EVER seen a Y (yellow)
> purpose. My online searches have resulted in no (even close) matches.
> The handles on the card say Y006, and the card itself says "G101 Display
> Bd. for PDP 8E" on the solder side. Judging from the empty sockets and
> two sets of three pads with no components populated (yet with remnants
> of solder on the pads), I'd say this card is missing some things. I have
> a feeling there were two ten-turn pots on the board judging from the
> placement of those pads. Any ideas? I'm not (yet) a DEC collector, but I
> hope to be soon.
series module. I'll dig around a bit and see what it might be.
> Secondly, I found a mechanical analog computer that belongs to theLOVE that mechanical beast!
> Electrical and Computer Engineering department at my university. Any
> ideas as to what it is, exactly? It seems to have been partially parted
> out, but most of it still remains. Part of the case is missing, and some
> screws/nuts also seem to be absent. I think I also spotted some cut
> wires. I couldn't really dig up any further info on what its purpose was.
> I uploaded an album here: http://imgur.com/a/d0iCD
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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