[vcf-midatlantic] Paper tape
mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Mon Feb 15 20:33:07 UTC 2021
On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, Bill Degnan wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 12:54 PM Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, 15 Feb 2021, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>>>> Recently, I've been deep into paper tape territory. I exhumed my HP
>>>> 2748B high speed paper tape reader, and got it running after a clutch
>>>> plate adjustment. It's connected to my HP 2108A minicomputer, along
>> with a
>>>> 2645A terminal. I can punch tapes from a Linux system to a GNT-4601
>>>> tape reader/punch, connected via serial port. Then load the tape into
>>>> 2748B and read it into the 2108A. They're not kidding when they say
>>> Really cool! Do you have to cut paper into strips and make the tape or
>>> there some source to find pre-cut tape that works for this stuff?
>> I sitll had a couple of rolls of the real thing. You can find a few on
>> Epay, both paper and mylar tape 8" rolls.
> I am always looking for papertape and printer rolls, but I have been
> switching to "electronic tapes" whenever possible.
Sometimes it's just more satisfying to use the real thing. Plus, it would
make an interesting VCF demo.
Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Old Technology http://q7.neurotica.com/Oldtech/
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