[rescue] Anyone build this kit?
jjhudak at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 19:42:55 CDT 2021
OK, Thanks for the update. You will like the pidp11 - I built that some
time ago and I use SimH to develop code and then move it over to my 11/34
or 73 and visa versa. The sim is very good imho. Been Using both simh
and ersatz-11 it for maybe 10+ years(?). Will keep you entertained for
hrs...lol Unfortunately I've been sooo busy with work that haven't turned
on any of the big iron machines in many many months.
I don't have the 8, I have two 8Es with the blinkin lights, at probably
1000x the power usage.lol
My (very) part time hobby is developing a 11/70 simulator on a FPGA...when
done, it will replace the RPi.
On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 8:26 PM Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com>
> I ordered it, but I'll be leaving the home for two weeks, so I probably
> get to it before the end of the month...
> I've also got a PiDP-8 and PiDP-11 'emulator' kits to build, but it just
> like a whole lot of LEDs and switches. (RPi running SimH, withe the
> blinkinlights option!
> > On Sep 30, 2021, at 18:30, John Hudak <jjhudak at gmail.com> wrote:
> > o;? if the specs don't lie, seems like a good deal, even at $62 USD.
> > find a *real* terminal at that price. (It is tempting enough for me to
> > unload one of my vtxxx's or H19's just to get back some real estate or
> > prevent back injury when moving them )
> > I am curious if it has the function to display 'unprintable' ascii? I
> > always found that handy in my work but not everyone needs it.
> > The vt100 had two options that we always got on our lab and most office
> > units: 20ma current loop, Advanced Video
> > I wonder if this unit has those?
> > The 20ma current interface was necessary because the terminals were a
> > *long* distance from the machine room - making a converter is always
> > possible.
> > The AVO was handy to see 132 columns in addition to the base 80 columns.
> > Handy to see 'big' reports or display multiple user input configurations.
> > I Would be interested in hearing your impressions if you get one.
> > J
> >> On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 4:28 PM Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> I recently went looking for a serial terminal for various hobby reasons,
> >> and
> >> soon discovered that actual serial terminals can be quite expensive,
> >> old,
> >> crusty ones.
> >> I came across this on Tindie, and decided to give it a try. It looks
> >> it's
> >> pretty flexible, to the point I can probably easily attach it to the
> >> on a
> >> low-res LCD display for a zero footprint serial terminal. It uses a PS/2
> >> keyboard and a VGA monitor.
> >> https://www.tindie.com/products/petrohi/geoffs-vt100-terminal-kit/
> >> It's a bit pricey at $52 + $10 shipping, but if it works as good as
> >> everyone
> >> of the reviews says, it's a bargain.
> >> Thoughts?
> >> Ken
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