What is the most amount of money you've spent on a computer or computer-related item?
elson at pico-systems.com
Fri Jan 13 18:07:46 CST 2017
On 01/13/2017 04:52 PM, Toby Thain wrote:
> On 2017-01-13 7:24 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
>> On 01/13/2017 12:16 PM, Al Kossow wrote:
>>> On 1/13/17 10:05 AM, Toby Thain wrote:
>>>> AUD $25,000 for a Linotype L100 PostScript imagesetter
>> I have a laser photoplotter I built a long time ago to
>> make circuit
>> board artwork. It does 1000 x 1000 DPI via a raster
>> process, wrapping
>> the film around a drum. After moving all the conversion
>> software over
>> to Linux, it occurred to me that it might not be hard to
>> convert some
>> raw pixel image format produced by one of the PostScript
>> converters to
>> the format for my photoplotter. it was about a one hour
>> exercise to get
>> it working!
>> Not exactly a one button operation to get images, what
>> with all the
>> darkroom processing, but I might use it some day. I
>> mostly use it now
>> to make solder stencils for board manufacturing.
> I remember you mentioning on the list before. Would make a
> nice hackaday writeup :-)
Oh, geez! I'm terrible at documenting my own stuff! I do
have a page on my web site about it.
hack - a - DAY?? It took me about 10 years to go from first
tinkering to a working machine.
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