A DIY card reader, FYA

Mike Stein mhs.stein at gmail.com
Thu May 14 10:17:19 CDT 2015

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From: "Christian Gauger-Cosgrove" 
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Subject: Re: A DIY card reader, FYA

> On 6 May 2015 at 13:52, Mike Stein 
> <mhs.stein at gmail.com> wrote:
> <Mag card reader talk here trimmed for brevity.>
> That mag card reader sounds like you could 
> (possibly?) use it to read
> Selectric mag cards. Wasn't someone on here (or 
> maybe it was the
> Greenkeys list?) asking about reading Selectric 
> mag cards.
> Cheers,
> Christian

In theory, yes, mechanically these readers could 
probably read Selectric cards, but I believe at 
least one person on here (Mark Blair?) has a 
complete IBM mag card system, which would have a 
much greater chance of success.


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