P82 – 40 years revival (c)

(10) Reviving some of the original room elements.
When the Apollo Guidance Computer was reconstructed and brought to life again, there was no spaceship, no moon lander, nor booster rockets!
Similarly, we have neither the magnificent model railway, nor the cinema curtain and projection screen. But we do have working projectors and Leslie rotating speaker, plus we are managing to recuperate (and repair) some of the remote electronics required for P82 to operate them.
With every piece we can salvage we are just so pleased that P82 is being revived (40 years, imagine!)


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Revival of the controlled elements — the projectors.

Remote two projector control logic — for forward slide change, carousel zeroing, and transfer of focus control

We made it — the projectors are responding to all control signals read by P82 from an original audio tape. A new video to pass on the excitement — and this version includes a “reconstructed” attic room based on a 1982 photograph of the room and later images of the screen and spot lights.


Revival of the controlled elements — the rotating ‘Leslie’ loudspeaker.

With cables re-connected P82 is in control again.

The recovered Leslie control box permitted playback from the Hammond B3 or from tape via the P82, powering the Leslie independently or from the B3. It allowed also recording the B3 and control signals with no cable changes.

Leslie cable intercepted.

Playback functionality has been restored in a simplified form.


Revival of the controlled elements — screen, curtain, lights.

We will not be re-installing screen and cinema curtain, nor the dimming colored spotlights, however original images are integrated into our ‘projector revival’ video, to re-create the ambience — total nostalgia (!)

Room atmosphere lights are working.



Index — P82 series:  archive postP82 control — revival(a) — revival(b) — revival(c)