Nuclear Data ND 6600
jws at jwsss.com
Fri Oct 29 17:43:53 CDT 2010
eons ago at a TRW a friend bought a nice box that looked much like an
ADM3a with nice case, integrated CRT and keyboard, and gleefully gave
the guy selling it about $40 for it. This was in the day of $700
terminals new prices.
It was a Vector graphics console. Unfortunately he had not looked at
the back, or thru the cracks, but it was a plastic case with a keyboard
and CRT inside, no PS, electronics or anything else. I suspect when he
moved east some years ago it got dumpstered, but it was about the same
sort of thing, no brains in the "terminal" but in the box.
On 10/29/2010 1:11 PM, Richard wrote:
> In article<E1P7wPP-0001ul-8h at shell.xmission.com>,
> Richard<legalize at xmission.com> writes:
>> The Nuclear Data ND 6600 was some sort of laboratory PDP-11 setup. I
>> have a terminal from such a system (very nice green keyboard). I'll
>> upload some pics this week.
> I'm away from my camera, so pics will have to wait until this evening
> or the weekend.
> However, I opened the case and was very surprised with what I found
> inside the terminal.
> Its basically an empty box!
> The most recent date code we could find was late 1978 and that was on
> some logic chips on the keyboard assembly. As near as I can tell, the
> keyboard is the smartest thing in the enclosure :-). There is a long
> ribbon cable coming from the keyboard and the video section is wired
> to what looks like an RS-232 connector on the rear (obviously it is
> not RS-232, but it is one of those DB-25 style connectors). My guess
> is that the main Nuclear Data box generates video and receives either
> parallel or serial keycodes from the keyboard.
> So, in order to get this terminal working I'm obviously going to need
> the rest of the system...
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