We're gonna compute like its 1975!
The PDP-11 was a series of 16-bit minicomputers sold by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from 1970 into the 1990s, one of a set of products in the Programmed Data Processor (PDP) series. In total, around 600,000 PDP-11s of all models were sold, making it one of DEC's most successful product lines. The PDP-11 is considered by some experts to be the most popular minicomputer.
In this project, we will build and program a replica PDP-11. I already have all the parts, but I am hoping some students can help me put it together! Importantly, we will document the entire process (videos and written instructions) and do a live demo at the end of the semester or academic year.
You can get an idea of the project
What to include in your application: Let me know why this project appeals to you, if you have any special skills or experiences that would help the project succeed, if there are any skills you are really hoping to build, what you hope to get out of the project, and anything else you would like to share.
If you are interested in vintage computing, computer history, programming, hardware, and making things, this project is perfect for you!