DEC H-500 Computer Lab pins and docs (was Re: Straight 8 up on Ebay just now)
v.slyngstad at frontier.com
Tue Jul 19 11:26:13 CDT 2016
From: Ethan Dicks: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:29 AM
> Does anyone have a modern source of pins that fit the socket holes in
> the Computer Lab? ISTR there are a few of us here who have an H-500,
> but very few, or no, patch cables. I think Molex pins have been tried
> and rejected.
Nope. I've been looking for those for some time. I didn't like the
Molex pins, as their retention clips aren't really the right thing and
scratch the brass rings that should interface smoothly with the proper
brass taper pins.
> Also, the 1969 Computer Lab Handbook is on bitsavers (in
> 'dec/handbooks'). I recall a 8.5"x11" book on the Computer Lab, newer
> layout, probably a 1970s publication date, possibly a teacher's guide.
> I was given one as a kid, but it vanished decades ago. Anyone
> remember this? Anyone have one for scanning?
I have an old scan of the teacher's guide at
This came from another listmember, years ago. Perhaps I should
link to it from
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