The retro computer hobbyist group MARCH hosted the Vintage Computer Festival East 2011 exhibit. I brought a PDP-8/A with DSD-440 8 inch floppy drives and Calcomp 563 incremental plotter. DECmate III, and Letterprinter 100/LA100 printer for my exhibit. The PDP-8/A was the last Omnibus PDP-8. The DECmate III was the next to last of the PDP-8 line of computers.
The PDP-8/A was running OS/8 and I was mainly running various plots on the Calcomp. I also has various games people could play. The DECmate III was running OS/8 and I had it printing out an ASCII art cat.
All the computers behaved fine this time.
The following picture links also have descriptions of what is shown in the pictures. Thumbnail Picture Selector
Pictures of event
Display ( 56K) Calcomp 563 ( 70K)
Feel free to contact me, David Gesswein email@example.com with any questions, comments on the web site, or if you have related equipment, documentation, software etc. you are willing to part with. I am interested in anything PDP-8 related, computers, peripherals used with them, DEC or third party, or documentation.
PDP-8 Home Page  PDP-8 Site Map  PDP-8 Site Search
Mirror site if this site is slow highgate.comm.sfu.ca
The following picture links also have descriptions of what is shown in the pictures.
Thumbnail Picture Selector
Pictures of event Herb Johnson Mike Loewen Jim Sethman