BlinkenBone - some console panels
Well, here no words are needed: just enjoy pictures of some console panels I'd like to re-animate. (I just can get enough of these!)
You will see the PDP-11/40 console almost everywhere on these pages, so it's suppressed here. By the way, it is owned by CCG.
Here comes my own PDP-11/70:
I've played with it before, see here.
This is my PDP-11/05:
This is from CCG collection:
DEC PDP-10 KI10 processor panel
This is my preciousssss. I'm working on it at the moment.
DEC PDP-10 controller header panel
I have also a few header panels from controller racks. There's a total of four, here is a disk controller panel:
These have about 100 lamps, and no switches. One sunday I played with the lamps: 80% of them are burned!
DEC PDP-15 controller header panel
I'm not really sure whether this is a '15. It looks like the PDP-10 header panel, but has many 9 bit width display fields. 9 = 18/2? Must be a tape controller:
From CCG collection, an unknown Nixdorf computer. A german business system, so the design is boring:
Also from CCG collection. One of my favorites!
The oldest console panel I've seen so far, and cruelly cut out of the system. This looks like work:
IBM System/3, model 5410
Also from CCG collection.
Finally: The mother of all Blinkenlight's! Located in the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, Ca.