using new technology on old machines. Was: PDP-12 Restoration at the RICM

tony duell ard at
Mon Jun 15 11:53:01 CDT 2015

> I also think it is in the spirit of the computer - using what is available
> to fix a problem at hand. I think the arduino was overkill when an attiny
> (smaller, easier to hide) would probably serve just as well.

Would you put plastic handles on a piecc of antique furniture? Would you 
make the seatboard for an antique longcase clock from MDF? 
Both are easily reversable, BTW.

> If you have the ttl logic bits lying around and know how to use them, fine.
> Still would probably need debugging.

FWIW I have made programmable dividers on a couple of occasions recently
(one was a 100/120 flash-per-second stroboscope, the other was the transmitter
half of a modem to talk to TDDs). Both of them worked first time. I guess it's just
what I am used to.


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