It's been about a year since I "finished" (is any project ever really finished) my Computer Lab Reproduction. Since then I did manage to get the PiDP-8/I reproduction by Oscarv that was mentioned in this writeup assembled and running. This is a super kit I would highly recommend to anyone interested. In addition I created a VT100 Terminal Reproduction of my own for my DEC collection. Here is a picture of them both in action.
A year ago when I wrapped up this project I thought that perhaps in a few months or so I would be able to bring my H-500 into kwartzlab to show to my wonderful and supportive maker buddies. Little did I know that a year later I would be thinking the exact same thing. Sigh. Hopefully this time I'm right.