SBC6120 (a build-it-yourself PDP-8 clone) Last Buy and End of Life
cclist at sydex.com
Sat Jun 3 15:21:49 CDT 2006
On 6/3/2006 at 1:04 PM woodelf wrote:
>PS. One can always order the board now and get the other parts later.
But it's the parts that aren't RoHS compliant! Tinned leads=bad. That's
why manufacturers are slashing production of legacy ICs (can you say DIP?)
on a wholesale basis. If you can't sell them in the EU, why bother?
I wouldn't fret too much, though. I suspect you could pretty much
implement the entire thing in an FPGA with room to spare. Heck, make the
switches and LEDs small enough and you could make working PDP-8's for use
as dollhouse furniture.
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