DIY Paper Tape Punch - Mechanism diagram?

Anders Nelson anders.k.nelson at
Thu Apr 30 23:02:05 CDT 2020

Hi all,

I've had a paper tape reader for a while but never had a punch to make new
tapes, and the ones i've found are not only very large but also very
expensive. So I'm toying with the idea of making an open-source punch, but
I can't find any detailed diagrams of how the mechanism works.

I'm assuming (without any data to back it up) that there is a cam, an array
of spring-levered pins, and horizontal spacers controlled by solenoids that
bridge the gap between the cam and each punch pin when called for.

Does anyone have insight into how reliable/fast paper tape punches work?
Anders Nelson

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