id be interested in a cast copy of a 8i my self

On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 1:15 AM, Rod Smallwood via cctalk <
cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote:

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> On 08/08/2017 21:43, Ray Neal via cctalk wrote:
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>> Rod;
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>> I'm looking for a PDP-8I acrylic Front Panel for my replica PDP-8I I'm
>> putting together.  I have a PCB board created by Vince and in between
>> Hospital stays I have been able to populate it.
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>> The next step is to either locate a frame or to find manufacturing drawing
>> on the aluminum frame so I can make a wax male mold form to allow me to
>> cast the frame. As a last resort, if I can't find drawing or a frame, then
>> I will attempt to locate a PDP-8 that the owner will allow me to
>> disassemble, photograph & take measurements, then reassemble.
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>> Using these I can then create the drawing to allow me to create the Wax
>> Mold Master.
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>> As for the acrylic if you don't have a panel in stock and don't plan to
>> create a new order, would you consider placing the artwork into opening
>> source.  This will allow people such as myself the ability to take the
>> artwork to a silkscreen printer and have them create the screen prints to
>> allow for the print of a couple of panels. (When in doubt, creat a spare).
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>> *Note*:  Not the cheapest way to obtain a Front Panel.
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>> Thank you for your time and the work you have done on this project.
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>> Respectfully;
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>> Ray Neal
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> Hi Ray
>            PDP-8/i front panels lots of stock.
> I am also working on a replica of an 8/i.
> I have a working version of Vince's board.
> I also have a new X-Y addressed lamp (LED) PCB layout of my own.
> Its designed to be driven by a Raspberry Pi running SIM H and a bunch of
> low cost I/O boards. (which I already have)
> Just add switches and you have the basis of a working 8/i.
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> I already managed to make a cast resin copy of an 8/e bezel and plan to do
> the same for the 8/i.
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> Now here's the interesting bit.
> There's clearly an opportunity for us to cooperate rather than duplicate.
> I would be happy to send you a 8/i panel FOC  in exchange for some other
> component you may make.
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> I might venture to suggest the switch panel is an area as yet unaddressed.
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> What do you think?
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> Rod Smallwood  - rodsmallwoo...@btintenet.com
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> Wanted one pdp-8/i rocker switch leaver to copy.
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