Front panel switches - what did they do?

Charles Anthony at
Tue May 24 11:42:19 CDT 2016

On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 9:25 AM, Swift Griggs <swiftgriggs at> wrote:

> On Tue, 24 May 2016, william degnan wrote:
> > Here's a power point pres I did at VCF-E4, this will get you started.
> > Using Altair 680b front panel in basic terms is covered a few slides in.
> >
> There are some nice clean photos in that presentation. So, it was binary
> with some hexadecimal addressing. I like the slide entitled "How to test
> Machine Language Using a Program Listing Using Toggle Switches". That's
> pretty hard core. I'm surprised they didn't at least use component
> displays with LEDs to show the values rather than reading it straight off
> some blinkenlights. Maybe those weren't around yet or were too expensive.
> -Swift
Honeywell 6180 display panels:

-- Charles

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