Megaprocessor - built from individual transistors

ben bfranchuk at
Wed Jun 24 23:05:55 CDT 2015

On 6/24/2015 10:01 PM, dave at wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Jun 2015, ben wrote:
>> On 6/24/2015 12:10 AM, dave at wrote:
>>> On Tue, 23 Jun 2015, Phil Budne wrote:
>>>> If I were going thru the trouble, I'd want build a TX-0 clone!
>>> I think it would me more interesting to build a replica of a pdp-8
>>> straight-eight using significantly-reduced flip chips with surface-mount
>>> parts.
>> But only if you build a 1/4 size version ... switches still are a pain
>> to source.
>> Ben.
> With 3d printers, it shouldn't be too much of a problem to make your own
> paddles at whatever scale is required.  The only catch I perceive is
> which switch to use.  I'm thinking of a fairly common slide micro-switch
> that seems to have been a Radio Shack staple for at least 20 years.
I thought it was phones ... for the last 20 years.
Radio Shack is no more...

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