Punched Cards Rebirth project help?
We have this project with my friend (not just in 'ibles), nutsandbolts_64 and we are trying to relive the past and do some stuff from the "mechanical computer" era. He did aperture cards as he wanted some form to store blueprints and stuff, i'm doing paper punched tapes. I decided to use the 2 hole tapes, the one using the international morse code system. As with many projects, i have a few problems that you may help me with:
Is 10mm(w)x1000mm(L) made out of cut and spliced A4 paper good enough for that purpose?
Do i still need to punch the holes in the center? (the guide holes thingy)
Will a regular needle be thick enough or do i need to get something thicker? (I'm gonna punch it manually, so a needle would be easy to handle)
What kind of switch can i use to "read" the data electronically? (I'll pull it manually, no need for a motor)
Just in case someone has done his, can you please share your photos?
Best answer will get a patch!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!1!!!1!!11!! joke, I'm not a pro member XD
Thanks in advance