[TUHS] System III on 11/34 + rl02

Jacob Ritorto jacob.ritorto at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 13:27:18 AEST 2018

Isn't there still at least one ABLE ENABLE board out there extant that
could be used to read the PROMs?
Or is the actual original programming info itself needed to duplicate?

On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 6:56 AM Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>

>     > From: Jacob Ritorto
>     > If this is true, I wonder why the install only offers rl01?
> Where does it say this? (I didn't search for that.)
>     > I'm totally in the market for an Able Enable board too! Out of
>     > zcuriosity, is it totally out of the question to just find the prints
>     > and do a production run?
> Rotsa ruck! They're down the same mine as Jimmy Hoffa!! :-)
> But seriously, if you could find them, that would be fantastic. I've
> managed
> to collect (thanks Clem!) a tiny bit of info about them:
>   http://gunkies.org/wiki/Able_ENABLE
> and I _think_ I've worked out how they worked, but more is better. We had a
> set of the prints at MIT BITD, but we didn't have the PROM/PLA/PAL/etc
> programming info, and one would need that too to reproduce them.
>     > I sure hope there's a pdp11 sdcard / usb disk solution someday like
> they
>     > did for the Commodore 64
> So Dave Bridgham and I have been working on a QBUS card with an FPGA that
> uses
> an SD card to hold the bits, and emulates an RK11/RP11/etc controller. We
> have
> a wire-wrap prototype working (the RK11's done, the RP11 should be a short
> edit of that), and UNIX boots and runs. Now to turn it into PCB's...
> We've planned that the next step will be to do a UNIBUS version, which will
> also include ENABLE functionality (although it won't be plug compatible
> with
> an ENABLE, the memory will be on-board).
> Now to find the time/energy to make it happen... :-(
>    Noel
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