Thinking about acquiring PDP stuff
vintagecomputer at bettercomputing.net
Thu Dec 1 10:18:29 CST 2016
From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of John H. Reinhardt
Sent: Thursday, December 1, 2016 5:18 AM
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Subject: Re: Thinking about acquiring PDP stuff
On 12/1/2016 2:22 AM, jim stephens wrote:
> Very true, but didn't honestly think of that in context of the thread,
> nor have I ever had any Digital Group stuff. And does any Digital
> Group cause any injuries requiring orthopedic medical attention when
> you are lifting it?
> thanks jim
Only borderline, I think the total weight of the system box was around 40lbs. The standard box was a little bigger than the Altair 8800, I think. Wider by about 10" or so. I built a bunch of their kits when I was 17/18 before I went to college. Tried to make my own chassis and P/S but finally had to give in and buy the dg one. I had a 2.5Mhz Z80a, 26kB ( 3x8k +2k on CPU board) memory, an audio cassette tape storage interface and a Panasonic 12 (13"?) B/W TV cobbled into a surplus DEC VT52 style case that I bought from that famous (in the 70's) surplus place in Massachusetts. Poly Paks*? I can't remember the name.
I kind of wish I still had that system. But after college, I never was back near home and eventually my parents asked if it was okay to sell it and I gave them permission. someone packed it up and hauled it off. I hope it's still out there somewhere.
John H. Reinhardt
>*Yes, Poly Paks. Found a discussion <http://antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=200282>
>I also bought an old vector display unit from then, there as an article in Byte about turning one into a display and playing Space War on it. Never got it to >work though. Parents sold it off either when I was away in college or after I graduated and wasn't at home.
I have the Basic Box and it's not very heavy at all relatively speaking. I imagine the Bytemaster, with the built in monitor probably weighs a fair bit. My Intellec 230 though might give a PDP a run for its money.
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