ebay - cardamatic

From: Geoff Reed <geoffr_at_zipcon.net>
Date: Mon Feb 14 11:24:43 2005

At 09:16 AM 2/14/2005, you wrote:
>On Sun, 13 Feb 2005, Geoff Reed wrote:
>>isn't it just conductive traces on plastic?
>You computer people, you so advanced!
>Nope. Plastic card (credit card thickness, or less) with
>pencil-sized holes in it. The "reader" is a matrix of electrical
>contacts. You shove the card in it, it insulates the non-punched
>contacts. Simple!
>Alas, hard to reproduce the cards automatically. Easy with a hand
>punch though.

ah, i saw a tube tester once that used plastic cards with conductive
(graphite?) black/grey traces on them, that's why i asked
Received on Mon Feb 14 2005 - 11:24:43 GMT

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