Front Panel Update

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at
Tue Jul 14 16:26:11 CDT 2015

Hi Tom
           I had thought somebody had done one (or it was part of a kit) 
However I cant find
anything about it. So lets have a look at  your scan.


On 14/07/2015 19:44, Tom Moss wrote:
> Hi Rod,
> Any chance I could commission you to do an Altair 8800 panel?
> The silkscreen has almost completely worn off on mine, but I have a
> high-quality scan of a good one.
> -Tom
> On 14 July 2015 at 19:20, Rod Smallwood <rodsmallwood52 at>
> wrote:
>> Hello Everybody
>>                           In the course of doing the artwork for 8/e type B
>> I have turned up some more variations.
>> The list  now looks like this:
>> 1. Switch position markings
>> 2. Line round switch area
>> 3. The EMA title block isolated from the other titles
>> 4. Lines between groups of three lamps
>> 5. lab8/e instead of pdp8/e
>> So far I can't find any reasons as to why these variations seem to be
>> random.
>> The only thing that is not cosmetic is the two types of switch position.
>> I am minded to add all of variatons (excluding lab8/e) because they seem
>> progressive:
>>      No line round the switch area    becomes     line round the switch area
>>      EMA title attached                      becomes     EMA title detached
>>      No lines between lamps             becomes     lines between lamps
>> Then produce two versions based on the switch position
>> The issue is of course small batch costs.
>> Comments gentlemen please
>> Rod

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