30392Re: [midatlanticretro] Identifying some things
- May 1 4:09 PMOn 1 May 2013, at 19:05, "Dave McGuire" <Mcguire@...> wrote:
>If only there were QBus micropdp-10s made by DEC. ;)
> On 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.
>Now that's an interesting machine!
>> though I don't know its
>> 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.
> How delightfully odd! I don't think I've EVER seen a Y (yellow)
> series module. I'll dig around a bit and see what it might be.
>> Secondly, I found a mechanical analog computer that belongs to the
>> 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
> LOVE that mechanical beast!
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
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