Calcomp incremental plotter

From: Peter C. Wallace <>
Date: Thu Feb 27 08:54:00 2003

On Thu, 27 Feb 2003, David Gesswein wrote:

> I just got a Calcomp 563 incremental plotter. Does anybody have a manual
> that I could get a copy of or at least know the pinout of the connector and
> what the mate is (round multipin). Also does anybody know where I can
> get supplies such at the 30" sprocket feed paper rolls (still doing a web
> search but only found 36" so far) and the pen. The pen looks like a short
> ballpoint cartridge so hopefully I can cut a normal one down if I can't
> find an identical one.
> Thanks,
> David Gesswein
> -- Run an old computer with blinkenlights.

Used one of those _many_ years ago for doing our Gerber plots, A regular brass
ball point pen cartridge (shortened) worked fine. We didn't use the original
controller, but a Z80 running a Forth program to do the Bresenham line drawing

Peter Wallace
Received on Thu Feb 27 2003 - 08:54:00 GMT

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