SMT techniques (was Re: group buy for homebrew CPUs?)
mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Aug 12 15:46:23 CDT 2006
>> Huh? I don't think so, at least not for me. I'm totally in love
>> with my SBC6120, which is at least a move in that direction. I can
>> run it 24/7 and just have it available on a serial port which I can
>> get to when I'm not home, for some OS/8 hacking when I get the itch.
> But, you can make the move all the way "in that direction"
> and just run an emulator. :>
Eh. I use emulators frequently, but there's more to classic
computing than software.
> I.e. the appeal is having the actual hardware.
> And, while PDP's are reasonably
> commonplace, having a *tiny* one (imagine a 10x10x10 8/i
> sitting on your COFFEE TABLE :> ) would be truly unique.
> The SBC1620 is tiny -- the PCB is 6" x 4 1/4". My problem is
> all I got is Pee-cee parts like a power supply and case.
> That is the parts that are harder to find here.
I think it's time to take up a collection for you. ;)
>> That said, though, it'll never replace my "real" -8 machines. I
>> have several 8/e and one 8/m system, sadly no others...anybody got
>> one (8/i, 8/l maybe) that might be up for trade?
> Boy that shows our age ... PDP-8's are modern machines still. :)
Well it depends on your definition of "modern". There are people who
seem to think x86 is "modern"...PDP-8s were still in their heyday when
that train wreck of an architecture was designed!
> Well at least you know what speed the machine ran at, with todays
> marketing double talk and bloatware who knows what they run at.
Cape Coral, FL
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