Paper Tape Fun

From: Loboyko Steve <>
Date: Mon Dec 17 21:26:18 2001

I recently acquired (out of desperation) a DSI paper
tape punch/reader on ePay (at a reasonable price, but
not guaranteed to work). I cleaned it up, oiled it
here and there, and after puzzling out the RS-232, got
it running punching Mylar fine. To test it, I wrote a
Windows program to test it out with; the program lets
you type in a phrase, looks up the ASCII, and prints
the letters out on the tape in a 7x5 matrix format,
upper and lower case. I'm pretty sure that there were
programs that ran on mainframes to do this sort of
thing. Useless, but kind of fun - I made a banner for
my museum with it. If anyone on this list has a
punch, and admits to using Windows, ha ha, I can make
this available.

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Received on Mon Dec 17 2001 - 21:26:18 GMT

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