On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 7:24 PM Kyle Owen <kylevowen at gmail.com> wrote:
If anyone here does get one, I've got a simple
Arduino UNO program that
interfaces to the parallel output and sends fully decoded information over
USB at quite high speeds.
I'm interested in that! I was designing one in my head this weekend.
Much better to stand on the shoulders of giants!
I'm also working on getting a cable made to hook
up to the M843 CR8-E
punched card reader interface for the PDP-8/E, but that's a project for
another day (year?).
I have an M8291 CR-11 board (untested) but no cable. Same cable as
the M843 AFAIK (documented as such).
The interesting thing about my M-200 is it has a factory mod - a
6802-based parallel-serial board, mounted on an internal 44-pin
0.156"-spacing connector, so rather than remove that and use an
external cable, I have the option of making my own card for the socket
with a 40-pin Berg connector and using a straight 40-pin cable to the
M8291 or M843.
But since mine is punched-cards only (not mark-sense cards), I'm not
that likely to punch a lot of card decks for mine. Once I read 3-4
decks for a local buddy, I don't really have "next use" for my reader.