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From: Al Kossow <aek@bitsavers.org>
To: tuhs@minnie.tuhs.org
Subject: [TUHS] tape reading (was Re:  Spacewar at Bell Labs)
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:17:44 -0800
Message-ID: <8ba0abdf-fefe-5494-785f-c0bcd020bdc9@bitsavers.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200115132428.EDF319B898@minnie.tuhs.org>



On 1/15/20 4:29 AM, John Foust wrote:

> Same thing for a new way to read a magtape.  You'd think it 
> could be done with a universal read head and some software.

It's been done. You need a good transport that has enough torque to deal with
sticky tapes and a digitizer with about 100gigs of ram if you're doing acquisition
with a Saleae Logic16 USB3 analyzer.

https://github.com/LenShustek/readtape

The setup is a couple thousand dollars.



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Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-01-15  3:32 [TUHS] Spacewar at Bell Labs Brian Walden
2020-01-15  4:01 ` Jon Steinhart
2020-01-15  4:50   ` Bakul Shah
2020-01-15  6:17 ` Lars Brinkhoff
2020-01-15  6:34   ` Earl Baugh
2020-01-15  7:10     ` [TUHS] Spacewar at Bell Labs [ really paper tape readers and tangentially related things ] Jon Steinhart
2020-01-15  8:05       ` Earl Baugh
2020-01-15 14:50       ` Clem Cole
2020-01-15 23:40         ` Al Kossow
2020-01-15 12:29     ` [TUHS] Spacewar at Bell Labs John Foust
2020-01-16  0:17       ` Al Kossow [this message]

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