DEC frontpanel switch replica!
toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Mar 15 22:47:01 CDT 2017
On 2017-03-15 8:30 PM, Philipp Hachtmann via cctalk wrote:
> Hi folks,
> this might be quite interesting for the folks that miss front panel
> switch handles!
> As some of you might know I'm currently working (a bit) on a new batch
> of Omnibus USB boards. And I have announced that there will be a kind of
> handle for the boards this time... I went to my neighbour and showed him
> some bits and pieces. He has a nice little workshop for concrete artwork
> (https://www.fritzundfranz.com/) and spent a lot of time into perfecting
> his moulding skills.
> I gave him a pdp8/e yellow switch handle with broken axle (usual
> problem) to try what can be done.
> Today I came home and he gave me the piece saying that he was unable to
> replicate it. I took it (a bit frustrated) and stated that he has
> somehow ruined the surface... Haha! It was the replica!
> He told me that this was a first "fast" shot including a "rough"
> approximation of the colour.
> I was stunned!
> Here you can see pictures. Even the defects of the original have been
> Please give some feedback!
Alright, I will!
While obviously a first cut, this is amazing, you and your neighbour
should be complimented. This kind of creativity and hard work really
helps retrocomputing restorers. Kudos to you both.
> Philipp :-)
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