A PDP8 for the 21st Century?

While watching Steve Gibson talk about Windows 10 on SecurityNow, I noticed the three blinking boxes on his bookshelf and curiosity got the better of me.

Well, it turns out that they are 2/3 scale replicas of a PDP8/e called the SBC6120 by Spare Time Gizmos and there is a Yahoo Group.

Steve talks about these here, here and here, as well as on this video. He promotes the kit which was available in 2010 but, sadly, that opportunity has passed.

I'm just recording this for posterity because I think it's cool and in case the opportunity arises in future to obtain one (not that I have any real use for one though).

Another replica is the PiDP8 kit which is based around the Raspberry Pi and the SimH simulator. What's good about this one is that it's available for $145.

See also here, here and here.

Oh, and there's a PiDP11/70 in the works...

I still have no justifiable need to get one, but ... watch this space.