Exploring the PDP-11/70 console panel
Many people have written about the iconic PDP-11/70 front panel.
There are many of these in collections, usually saved when machines were upgraded and later dismantled.
However, beeing 100% faithful requires to explore behaviour of a real existing PDP-11/70 in a lot of special situations.
These tests where performed at the Living Computer Museum in Februar 2018. The PDP-11/70 is "Miss Piggy", a historic Microsoft server.
Oscar (Vermeulen, right) and me (Joerg, left) were allowed to exercise "Miss Piggy" for hours, patiently remounting or test disk and booting the crashed machine.
We were alone in the museum on a monday, after the 1st "Vintage Computer Festival North-West" took place on the week-end before.
Despite LCM has tons of interesting things to show, our fellow friends (Angelo, Jack and Josh) got bored after a few hours waiting for us.
Links to test procedures and videos on following page.