cash register tape
cclist at sydex.com
Sat Jun 10 20:57:19 CDT 2006
On 6/10/2006 at 5:00 PM David Griffith wrote:
>I'm pretty sure I could design and build a paper tape punch and reader
>that uses plain old cash register tape and winds the tape on old microfilm
>spools. Assuming the sprocket and data holes match standard paper tape,
>what are some other caveats to look out for?
David, I don't think that cash register tape would be robust enough.
Remember that paper tape was robust enough to go through the meatgrinder of
an ASR 33--and for those who had to use a tape over and over again, there
was mylar-coated tape.
You know, paper tape's still very much around in the CNC field. Here's a
There are others. Admittedly, it's not cheap, but how many thousand feet
are you planning to punch?
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