[vcf-midatlantic] does anyone have one of these badges or know how to order more?

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Thu May 2 16:45:22 EDT 2019

On 5/2/19 10:53 AM, Duane Craps via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Jeff,
> Looks like it would be a pain for a long tape. You would have to clamp it in a vice or 
> something.
> I built a pull through reader with just a photo-transistor array pulling down a Arduino's 
> internal pull-up resistor.
> I ordered one of these:
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/RICOH-DENSHI-2400-2-PTR-240-05-CNC-EDM-2400-2-TAPE-READER-MITSUBISHI-EDM/163197432844?hash=item25ff53340c:g:POAAAOSw5cRZL0pb 
> They require 24 VDC for the stepping motor and 5 VDC for the logic.
> It seems to have the same 50 pin connector  as the pinch roller unit that I hacked earlier 
> (same as SCSI).
> If so all I have to find is the Run/Stop and the Direction signals.
> The pinch roller had a switch for Run/Stop so I did not have to find that
> Duane

I've interested in this arduino project. I just order the reader.


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