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A project log for PiDP-11

Replicating the PDP-11/70

OscarvOscarv 04/05/2017 at 13:532 Comments

It's been a good few months without an update. Real Life interfered, as it does. But also, I had lots of trouble getting the CAD design ready for injection molding. Stuff you don't think about: selecting brass inserts for screws, and how they should fit in the plastic. Controlling cost by ensuring a hobbyist can mount the inserts himself...

Hopefully, a professional checkup on the CAD file means it is now good to go. One more 3D printed prototype to check these inserts, and then the case should be done.

About time, the rest of the project was done 6 months ago. I'm curious if at the end of this I feel injection molding is just a horrible idea for hobbyists, or whether I just was slow climbing the learning curve. We'll see.

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Bill Sorenson wrote 06/19/2017 at 08:40 point

I just recieved and built your fantastic pidp8 kit. Much looking forward to this. 

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Jean Pierre Le Rouzic wrote 04/07/2017 at 22:18 point

Hi Oscar,
Keep on with the good job, and thanks for making this possible.
When do you think it will be possible for us, who are watching behind the computer screen, to buy the various components?
Best regards,

Jean-Pierre

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