Front Panel Update

Tom Moss tomjmoss at
Tue Jul 14 13:44:24 CDT 2015

Hi Rod,

Any chance I could commission you to do an Altair 8800 panel?
The silkscreen has almost completely worn off on mine, but I have a
high-quality scan of a good one.


On 14 July 2015 at 19:20, Rod Smallwood <rodsmallwood52 at>

> Hello Everybody
>                          In the course of doing the artwork for 8/e type B
> I have turned up some more variations.
> The list  now looks like this:
> 1. Switch position markings
> 2. Line round switch area
> 3. The EMA title block isolated from the other titles
> 4. Lines between groups of three lamps
> 5. lab8/e instead of pdp8/e
> So far I can't find any reasons as to why these variations seem to be
> random.
> The only thing that is not cosmetic is the two types of switch position.
> I am minded to add all of variatons (excluding lab8/e) because they seem
> progressive:
>     No line round the switch area    becomes     line round the switch area
>     EMA title attached                      becomes     EMA title detached
>     No lines between lamps             becomes     lines between lamps
> Then produce two versions based on the switch position
> The issue is of course small batch costs.
> Comments gentlemen please
> Rod

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