SBC6120 (a build-it-yourself PDP-8 clone) Last Buy and End of Life

Alexandre Souza alexandre-listas at
Sun Jun 4 12:41:31 CDT 2006

> > I don't know about anyone else, but _I_ socketed 100% of the ICs on my
> > SBC-6120.  Given the cost of the blank PCB, I didn't think that a few
> > $$$ more for sockets was a burden.
> With my soldering a socket is a good idea.
> I just downloaded the PCB manual ... ARG 1/2 Size crystal Oscillators,
> and none of my favorite suppliers have them.Well one does but it has a
> $50 min order. I tend to shop at the online surplus places and I don't
> even think of modern parts.

    No board should be without sockets. Period.

    Even in prototype boards, you should use that. They are cheap comparing
to the price of your time for a future problem diagnose, or for the care of
the board in case you need to change one or two ICs. Sockets are cheap, love
them! ;o)

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