Another possible round of partial SBC6120 & FP6120 Kits!
jlobocki at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 13:02:01 CST 2010
just a hint,
they now make LEDS that mimic the warm white of incandescent lightbulbs,
that would seem to give it a more "original" look over the red ones. in
fact, im currently using some to replace the light in my sgi octane.
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 1:58 AM, Seth Morabito <sethm at loomcom.com> wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I'm forwarding this message from the Spartime Gizmos mailing list
> because I think there may be some interest here.
> Steve Gibson is trying to assess interest in doing another run of
> Sparetime Gizmos' PDP-8 clone, the SBC6120. This is a big job. The kit
> would include all the custom parts for both the SBC6120 single board
> computer and the (excellent, IMHO) FP6120 front panel kit.
> If you missed out on the last round of this kit, now would be a very
> good time to express interest in getting another run done. Read the
> message below for details and the URL where you can register.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [sparetimegizmos] Another possible round of partial SBC6120 &
> FP6120 Kits!
> Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 14:23:02 -0800
> From: Steve Gibson <sparetimegizmos at grc.com>
> Reply-To: sparetimegizmos at yahoogroups.com
> To: sparetimegizmos at yahoogroups.com
> References: <hih47u+3ash at eGroups.com> <hijlf8+hva1 at eGroups.com>
> I have been coordinating with Bob Armstrong about the possibility of
> another round of combined SBC6120/FP6120 kits.
> If sufficient interest can be generated -- at least 50 purchasers -- Bob
> has agreed to produce another round of kits containing all of the special,
> custom & programmed bits required to assemble the combination of an SBC6120
> and FP6120.
> My web site's tribute to the PDP-8 consists of eight pages, the last one of
> which explains the details of the kits and provides a web-form for allowing
> interested people to declare their interest.
> A few minutes ago I announced the existence of the kits during my weekly
> Security Now podcast recording. The podcast goes live tomorrow (Thursday),
> when we'll have an audience of about 80,000. But a few thousand listeners
> watch the recording live ... and we immediately received several
> declarations of interest.
> If anyone here in this group was wishing they were able to obtain
> additional kit(s), I'm quite hopeful that there might be enough interest
> remaining for us to squeeze out another round.
> Here's the page...
> And if by some chance you are not familiar with these terrific kits, other
> pages in that area, linked at the bottom of that page, contain videos to
> give you a good idea of the final product. :)
> Steve Gibson.
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