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  • hdeb commented on Tymkrs's instructable DIY Paper Tape/Punch Card Maker and Reader3 months ago
    DIY Paper Tape/Punch Card Maker and Reader

    Hi, I am afraid to be late to comment.I am interested in your project because I am making a similar punch card reader connected to an Arduino which is simulating a Turing machine.The reader is made from a 2 mm Plasticart sheet, a polystyrene plastic from my model stuff. The card is driven by a stepper motor from a CD drive. My cards are made from transparency film for overhead projectors, printed with my inkjet printer. "Holes" are filled in by hand with a black marker program. So the cards can be filled in by children playing with the Turing machine.But using an automated card generator could be useful to copy a program to many cards. When reading your description, I realize that your "Punch Tape Generator" is an important part of your project, perhaps the main one...see more »Hi, I am afraid to be late to comment.I am interested in your project because I am making a similar punch card reader connected to an Arduino which is simulating a Turing machine.The reader is made from a 2 mm Plasticart sheet, a polystyrene plastic from my model stuff. The card is driven by a stepper motor from a CD drive. My cards are made from transparency film for overhead projectors, printed with my inkjet printer. "Holes" are filled in by hand with a black marker program. So the cards can be filled in by children playing with the Turing machine.But using an automated card generator could be useful to copy a program to many cards. When reading your description, I realize that your "Punch Tape Generator" is an important part of your project, perhaps the main one. Could you post your "Punch Tape Generator" or is it a secret software ?

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