*** Ideas needed for developing interactive displays....

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed Sep 8 18:06:45 2004

> > How about, 'type you name here' and it spits out paper tape with it
> > punched as text? (I have C code for this). Paper tape is cheap even
> > today, as you'd only need a foot or two per visitor.
> I was going to add that but ran out of tinme, when I...
> > (And if the tape had their name also coded as machine-readable, you
> > could use it as a 'ticket' for other displays or activities...)
> ... wrote a short piece of PDP-8 assembler to do that on the ASR33 for
> my nieces. Several of the visitors who have seen my PDPs have asked
> for a bit of tape with something punched on it.

I wrote a version of that for the Sharp PC1500 pocket computer years
ago. It was really simple on that machine -- you printed the text to the
LCD and then read the bitpatten back from the display (there was a BASIC
function to do that). Then just sent the bytes to the RS232 port, which i
connected to a punch.

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