Re: Good News for All and Re: [sparetimegizmos] FP6120 -- Ferrite Beads and 50-pin Female Connectors -- What spec to use?
From: Yetanotherwinston Smith <yawinstonsmith@...>
Sent: Wed, June 30, 2010 4:04:28 PM
Subject: Good News for All and Re: [sparetimegizmos] FP6120 -- Ferrite Beads and
50-pin Female Connectors -- What spec to use?
AFTER REVIEWING EVERY DEC PDP-8 FP, and considering the threat to my SBC- FP, I
think I've decided to go with a fairly simple solution I'll draw out if the
description doesn't work:
Get a piece of black matte-finish(able) *something* (I'm considering Aluminum,
plastics, whatever looks good at moment) the length of the FP and 2-4" in
depth. (see below) and thickness of FP plastic+ @1/2" THEN routing a straight L
in the new bar deep enough to hold the 2 pieces together in a frame/box when the
back of the FP is glued (as a last step ) to the rt-hand straight-up of the L
rout. The new material would hang down below the bottom bar of the L (Oh this is
difficult to describe - in other words, let in the black bottom bar sufficiently
at it's top that there's an upright to bond the bottom of the FP plastic to,
with the new piece ending up flush with the surface of the FP plastic, the
upright of the L sufficient to form an attachment point without getting in the
way and the bottom so it can ride flush (remember the L is the TOP of the new
Add a pair of identically-keyed lockswitches, POWER and PANEL LOCK to keep
things simple and accurate DEC-style except to the E series that used 1
lockswitch for BOTH functions. Use 4 warm white flat-topped LEDs for POST, which
can be sanded with the rest of the AL-Plastic the long way, the original finish,
(of course there were no LEDs in the originals).
The Straight-8 had this kind of bar, sans LEDs(which I hope will be almost
invisible after a successful POST) with keylocks L and R sides. The 8/I did the
same thing (though lamp cutouts were square) 1 over the other on the right hand
It was the 8/e that went to 1, 3-position lock drilled into the regular control
panel, something I don't want to try.
At that point, decide on box or frame or whatever.
No time to look for paint yet, -Winston...
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