|PDP-8 "odds and ends" page.
|Here is my bootable IDE disk
volume for Bob Armstrong's WinEight simulator and SBC6120 computer:
Its Digital (DEC) OS/8 system has been built with support for the RK8E (RK05, .rk5) and RX8E (RX01, .rx1) disk systems, so that you may open RK05 and RX01 images on WinEight and then freely access them from this volume. That way, you may easily gather OS/8 programs from the World Wide Web (RK05 and RX01 disk images are plentiful out there!), and copy them onto this or any other IDE volume.
Digital has graciously granted a non-exclusive, non-commercial license for use of OS/8:
|I have gathered some
pictures of the
DEC PDP-8e/f/m, showing a few of the color schemes I have seen
for these units.
|This is an overexposed
picture of the stock PDP-8e. The colors are "amber" and "terra
according to DEC. You have to feel sorry for the poor DECwriter terminal underneath it; the -8e
weighs about 80 pounds!
|This is the PDP-8m. It has
colors like those of the PDP-8e, but with a somewhat different
arrangement surrounded by a large white border. The PDP-8f is identical in appearance.
The differences between the PDP-8f/m and the earlier PDP-8e are that the -8f/m has a shorter cabinet, a switch-mode power supply, and red LEDs rather than incandescent lamps in the front panel or "programmer's console." The CPU is identical to that of the -8e.
|The Lab-8e is a PDP-8e with a
startling lime-green color scheme!
|Here's a pretty machine; a PDP-8
with a *blue* front panel! This unit appears to be
something of a hodgepodge; it has graphics like the -8f/m, but the cabinet is that
of an -8e (deep, with the big linear power supply and room for two Omnibus backplanes).
|Finally (BRAG!), here is my
implementation of Bob's SBC/FP 6120. It's mounted in a Hammond
Believe it or not, the knob on the front panel came from a real DEC PDP-8e!
|Copyright TimeFracture 2006.