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A project log for 2:3 Scale VT100 Terminal Reproduction

I want to make a scale model VT100 terminal for use with my 2:3 scale PiDP-8/I.

Michael GardiMichael Gardi 02/24/2021 at 00:272 Comments

My 3D printer has been going non-stop for the past ten days or so. I finally finished printing and installing last piece of the main terminal body so I thought I would share.

Unfortunately the join lines are clearly visible. Fortunately I was able to confine the worst of the misalignments to the back of the terminal. Some were due to the print pulling off the bed slightly despite my best efforts to mitigate. The rest are not so bad that I'm tempted to go the bondo and sanding route.

I attached front and top panels. This version still has the seven inch 16:9 display. The eight inch 4:3 display that I ordered is still stuck in Fargo ND due to weather (update Memphis TN). Sigh.

Discussions

Xasin wrote 02/24/2021 at 11:44 point

Ah, it's beautiful!

I'm sure that once the 4:3 arrives it'll really fit the aesthetic. Either way, I like how compact and adorable it looks.
Might have to build my own someday, this would make for an adorable interface for smart home related things.

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Michael Gardi wrote 02/24/2021 at 15:32 point

I love the look too and agree it would make a nice front end to many projects.  I’m just a fabricator here. We should remember the DEC engineers from the 70’s that actually designed this beauty. 

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