Omnibus to USB converter!
In March I developed an Omnibus to USB converter. It works very reliably and
It has been more than four years that I did not update this page. Sorry for that! In the meantime I hoarded even more
DEC stuff, moved to Hannover, got on a new job, left the job, and
I bought some core memory from Tim Radde, and also traded 32KW SC memory for 16K 8/a core memory.
And there is a new paper tape reader/punch combination, a PC04. Will add this to the LAB-8/e, soon.
Added: SoftwareToday I got a lot of DECTapes belonging to my LAB-8/E. Most of them were sensitive user data (and what seemed to be), so they have been bulk erased. A bunch of DEC system tapes survived. I have read them into my PC and put them online. Some of the original tapes have been erased by accident. Would be cool to get them restored.
Added: Documentation index, "Wanted" sectionI have set up a new "Wanted!" section. Please look around and tell me, if you can and want to help me out.
Now there is an index of all my DEC software listings and some of my manuals, all the paper that's in the white DEC folders. Please look around here, too. As I don't have too much time at the moment, I won't scan in everything. But if you need some particular documents, let me know! Then I will scan them and put them online.
Website updateYes, I know... This website is a bit unmaintained. Today I have rearranged it a bit. And because I am currently spending some time with PDP-8 equipment, there is a chance that I will add more info and pictures, soon!
New stuffWow! Nearly three years without update! One might think that the site is dead or unmaintained - wrong! I just did not have any news about my PDP8s.
My PDP8/L machines are still sitting in the shelf waiting for repair, one in a kind of "sometimes and perhaps working" condition.
In fall 2006, I got a little nice PDP8/e system consisting of a rack with RK05, DECtape and a plotter. There is also a PDP8/A expansion box (partial hex wide) with 32kw semiconductor memory inside. No core. I have scrapped the plotter, it's just too rotten. The rest is still in an unknown partially working state. With the system I got a Calcomp 565 drum plotter. It's in use with my Honeywell h316 at the moment.
And last week, I became owner of a nearly full-blown LAB-8/e.