[757labs] I raise you... DoD punch cards!
trevorl.salad at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 09:14:01 EST 2011
Lol, I grew up with super-8. It's only been around a few more years
than I have. :)
I don't know if the projector would be able to get the proper focal
length to read the cards, but I bet the viewer could. In fact it would
probably be ideal for the cards that are heavy on text.
I've got a scanner hiding in the attic that *had* a bunch of
slide/film holders. Good Canon scanner too, maybe I'll dig it out this
weekend and see what I can find.
Good ideas, and thanks for identifying the card type to me :)
On 12/30/11, fister at skullfuckers.org <fister at skullfuckers.org> wrote:
> Trevor, these aren't so uncommon.
> I have a viewer for the ~ 100 x 150 mm fiche card shape. I don't know
> how those compare to these cards you have. It takes pages off the grid
> that are the size of a pinky nail and blows them up to full screen.
> If the fiche viewer is too much magnification, I may have something
> else. I have rearranged a super-8 projector (grandpa will explain you
> what this is) to be useful for reading microform (those little reels.)
> They aren't reduced as much as the fiche cards.
> On 14:59, Trevor Lewis wrote:
>> Figured I would move this out of the MAGfest thread.
>> The entire "I raise you" bit got me thinking about a bunch of old
>> punch cards I've got. (Binary knows no fonts!)
>> Normally I wouldn't care much about punch cards, a random selection
>> of them doesn't exactly give you any useful information, but these are
>> unique. I've attached an image. They're from the DoD, way back in the
>> day, old enough to be declassified. The odd thing about these punch
>> cards is the black panel on the right hand side, it's actually
>> microfiche, and some of them are electrical schematics.
>> Anyone have a way to view the info in those panels? They're
>> impossible to read by just holding up to the light, we would need a
>> projector of some sort.
>> Failure is just success rounded down. - T-Rex
>> Sent from your iPhone.
Failure is just success rounded down. - T-Rex
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