The retro computer hobbyist group MARCH hosted the Vintage Computer Festival East 2015. In the 60's and 70's a New Jersey high school computer club called the RESISTORS used several computers. One of them was the original model of DEC PDP-8. They used it from 1969 to early 70's. That computer was donated to the MARCH museum in 2008. It needed significant restoration which is discussed here.
I didn't have much time to prepare demos so used a block letter paper
tape punch program and luner lander game running in the
It takes the computer 13 minutes to load FOCAL and another 3 minutes to
load the game. When loading from a Teletype you have to have patience. The
reader on the Teletype wasn't 100% reliable so I actually loaded from a
The following picture links also have descriptions of what is shown in the pictures.
Information on Claude Kagan who mentored the group for much of its existence.
Feel free to contact me, David Gesswein firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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