Vector Graphics on the PiDP-11

A project log for PiDP-11

Replicating the PDP-11/70

OscarvOscarv 04/18/2019 at 12:300 Comments

[Rene] wrote a very pretty emulator for the Tektronix 4010 vector graphics display. And got everything set up inside 2.11BSD so you can actually use it. It's a great step forward: not only can the PiDP-11 now do vector graphics on BSD, but the C libraries are included as well! It turns out that making cool graphics takes only a tiny bit of C...

We already had BSD unix networked on the PiDP-11, so this is becoming a pretty top-of-the line scientific minicomputing setup ;)

One of the next challenges is to get uucp going on Unix v7, as a bridge between the Pi and the PDP-11 sides of the PiDP-11... nontrivial.