Yayyyyy.... good old punch cards... Fortran... HPBasic....
LOL i just found THIS. remember the days of loading a program from a cassette tape? this project should be Arduino compatible, with a bit of thought. if i could find my old cassette tape player/recorder, it would be a neat nostalgia project. ~Travis
Z80 evaluation board and VIC20...I think the encoding was called Manchester ...
I remember punch cards and cassette storage and feel nostalgia for neither.
Not sure where they get them from nowadays.
Florida?You might have to be middle aged to get the reference.
OMGRepaired card punches and readers for many years.Each time I left those friging punches, my hands were cut and bleeding.We punched more than 100,000 cards per day.I feel old.
In 1801 the Frenchman Joseph Marie Jacquard invented a power loom that could base its weave (and hence the design on the fabric) upon a pattern automatically read from punched wooden cards, held together in a long row by rope. Descendents of these punched cards have been in use ever since (remember the "hanging chad" from the Florida presidential ballots of the year 2000?).