Artifact Details

Title

Paper Tape Reader

Catalog Number

X1322.97

Type

Physical object

Date

1976

Manufacturer

Oliver Audio Engineerng (OAE)

Place Manufactured

N. Hollywood, CA USA

Identifying Numbers

Model number OP-80A

Dimensions

2 x 4 5/8 x 3 1/4 (HWD)

Description

A popular input device used by hobbyists for entry of data and instructions into microcomputers, typically an Altair 8800 or IMSAI machine. 5,000 cps.
The unit is a small black box with a black PC board that has ICs, LEDs, and wire frame that paper tape is inserted into and pulled across the infrared emitter/detector array. It has a ribbon cable with a male DB25 connector.

Category

I/O: paper tape

Credit

Gift of Ed Elizondo

Lot Number

X1322.97