Homebrew Drum Computer
Gordon JC Pearce
gpearce at curiousgroup.co.uk
Fri Dec 14 11:05:02 CST 2007
On Friday 14 December 2007 16:58:32 Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Dec 14, 2007, at 9:42 AM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> >> though? Google suggests that's 1 7/8" per second, which isn't very
> >> fast at
> >> all - a drum that can do a few tens of RPM seems possible, but 6000??
> > I don't think it makes a difference. The higher the speed, the
> > larger the
> > voltage from the flux transition, but that shouldn't be a problem
> > (within
> > reason). The head gap and medium speed dictates the "resolution"
> > of the
> > system. You can think of it as being like trying to write with
> > different
> > sizes of pen nib.
> As the speed increases, the inductance of the tape head will come
> into play at some point.
That's true. Maybe pull some video recorder heads?
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