Joe Fredrick and Lyle Bickely inspecting PDP-1 backplane as part of the PDP-1 restoration project
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The launch of Digital Equipment Corporation’s PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) computer in 1959 marked a radical shift in the philosophy of computer design.

This on-line exhibition covers the history of this groundbreaking computer and the Computer History Museum’s recent restoration of a PDP-1 to working order.

Start your exploration in the Introduction