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PDP-8/I Computer

This is a PDP-8/I computer. This computer was model was introduced in 1968 as the sucessor to the original PDP-8 and was the first to be made with IC's. It was made of the new M series simple module boards similar in function to the R series ones used in earlier machines except now made with IC's and somewhat more logic on each card. This machine required an expense wirewrap backplane to connect all the cards so later machines likes the PDP-8/E started using larger cards with a common bus to reduce the interconnect.

The pictures below come from the two machines I have. Both have 8K core, one had the high speed paper tape reader/punch interface. One was made in March 1972, the other has a lower serial number and was probably made in 1970.

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So simple to operate even a cat can run it ( 25K)
PDP-8/I and Peripherals ( 21K)
PDP-8/I using AX08 to drive VR14 monitor ( 36K)

Front Panel ( 46K)  back of front panel ( 67K)
Wire side of backplane ( 73K)  closeup of backplane ( 73K)
H704 Power Supply ( 76K)  H704 power supply top front (107K)
PDP-8/I Cards (144K)
PDP-8/I power input ( 51K)

Feel free to contact me, David Gesswein djg@pdp8online.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. 

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