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What is the PDP-8 system?

Is it possible to own a real PDP-8?

  • While most people aren't lucky enough to own a real PDP-8 (and they are pretty large, noisy and power hungry) Bob's beautiful PDP-8 kits make owning an actual working PDP-8 possible! They are able to run the PDP-8's standard DEC operating system, OS/8 and all of its many languages, programs and utilities.

Can the pidp-8 be used with a laptop?

  • The PiDP-8 can be used with a proper vintage serial terminal ( or Teletype !), but you can also log in over wifi from your laptop. The PDP-8 inside won't know the difference.

How many octal digits are there in a PDP 8?

  • This meant that the PDP-8's 12-bit words were written as four octal digits ranging from 0 through 7. The first 3 bits of the machine's 12-bit word (its first octal digit) is the operation code (OpCode). This equipped the machine with just eight basic instructions: Logical AND.

What is the PDP-8 system?What is the PDP-8 system?

The PDP-8 system demonstrates the huge progress in software for the computer, from front panel / paper tape programming in PAL assembler, to quite advanced operating systems (even multi-user), and compilers and interpreters for several programming languages. All of which can be used and run on the PiDP-8 kit.

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Can the pidp-8 be used with a laptop?Can the pidp-8 be used with a laptop?

The PiDP-8 can be used with a proper vintage serial terminal ( or Teletype !), but you can also log in over wifi from your laptop. The PDP-8 inside won't know the difference.

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Is it possible to own a real PDP-8?Is it possible to own a real PDP-8?

While most people aren't lucky enough to own a real PDP-8 (and they are pretty large, noisy and power hungry) Bob's beautiful PDP-8 kits make owning an actual working PDP-8 possible! They are able to run the PDP-8's standard DEC operating system, OS/8 and all of its many languages, programs and utilities.

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What is the difference between the PDP-11/70 and the Pi DP-11?What is the difference between the PDP-11/70 and the Pi DP-11?

The PiDP-11 is a modern replica of the PDP-11/70. Basic soldering skills are required to build the kit. Introduced in 1975, the 11/70 ... Read More… What is it? The PiDP-11 is a modern replica of the PDP-11/70. Basic soldering skills are required to build the kit.

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