Unimplemented Trap
Adventures in hardware and software

A small cabinet for the PiDP-8 and 11

A project to combine my PiDP-8 and PiDP-11 replicas into their very own scale cabinet. Roughly based on the black and white cabinets made by Digital, I came up with a design with basic parts, simple techniques and built only using off cuts and stuff I already had.

I had these aluminium extrusions (salvaged from slide up advertising banners) which I discovered the round slot was perfect for capturing an M5 sized nut. The rails are a bit fiddly compared to a proper rack mounting system but they do the job. With a couple brackets both PiDPs soon looked the part.

Next time I’d use something like Eurorack strip as with this approach I have to slide everthing in from the top.

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