3D CAD Files

Here are some 3D design files mostly relevant to the PDP-8. These should mostly be printable with common 3D printing services like Shapeways, etc. Be advised that the STL files are in inches, not mm.

Use the link in the page footer to let me know if there are issues with these files.

In no particular order:

An 11/70 style switch lever.

STL file
Sketchup file
I don't actually have a machine, but they seem to operate like the originals.
A PDP-8/I style switch lever.

STL file
Sketchup file
These are also used for peripherals (TU56, TU10, etc).


A card guide for an 8/A chassis.

STL file
Sketchup file
I think these may also be suitable for 11/34 and similar machines.
A flip-chip module handle.

STL file
Sketchup file


An experimental H-850 card extender.

STL file
Sketchup file
I haven't had any of these printed yet.
An experimental Nova 3 switch lever.

STL file
Sketchup file
These still have some fit issues.


The LED guide block for the Life board from

STL file
Sketchup file
Spare Time Gizmos. I have not printed this.
The computer end of a DEC current loop cable.

STL file
Sketchup file
(This end has the female sockets/pins inside.) I have printed these sucessfully.


The terminal end of a DEC current loop cable.

STL file
Sketchup file
(This end has the male pins inside.) I have printed these sucessfully.
An RL02 "drive 0" indicator.

STL file
Sketchup file
Print the indicators in something translucent (nylon), as they will have lights behind them.


An RL02 "drive 1" indicator.

STL file
Sketchup file
An RL02 "drive 2" indicator.

STL file
Sketchup file


An RL02 "drive 3" indicator.

STL file
Sketchup file
I also have drawings for "4" through "7", if you've got an RK06/RK07.
The switch toggle used on most models of PDP-8.

STL file
Sketchup file
This is based on some earlier work by phooky.


Thin trim panel bracket with barbs.

STL file
Sketchup file
Use thick or thin depending on whether there's equipment behind the trim panel or not.
Thin trim panel bracket with screw holes.

STL file
Sketchup file


Thick trim panel bracket with barbs.

STL file
Sketchup file
The classic XX2247 keyswitch.

STL file
Sketchup file
You're better off getting these duplicated at your local locksmith.





Last updated on 12/21/15 09:05

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