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Hexbus yo, given that sidecar models seem to be getting developed.

 

Why use that really bad tape implementation, when you can have named files and a catalog?

 

Looks like there is room in there for an arduino and a shield.  The knockout is about the right size for the rectangular block type hexbus connector--  Why not use it?

 

(Then you could use it on your sexy new hexbus sidecar, with your CC40, AND, it would still have the original phono plugs on the side to use the old fashioned way too.)

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1 hour ago, wierd_w said:

Hexbus yo, given that sidecar models seem to be getting developed.

 

Why use that really bad tape implementation, when you can have named files and a catalog?

 

Looks like there is room in there for an arduino and a shield.  The knockout is about the right size for the rectangular block type hexbus connector--  Why not use it?

 

(Then you could use it on your sexy new hexbus sidecar, with your CC40, AND, it would still have the original phono plugs on the side to use the old fashioned way too.)

Are you planning to use obsolete media with an Arduino in a cassette recorder?

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Admittedly, an SDCard is not only easier to wire, and easier to emulate a closed loop tape with (since there is no physical time delay to respool the medium), but it lacks the... Tactile... and visceral.. components that go with using a retro computer.

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A REALLY stupid thought occurred to me just now..

 

Metal tape *IS* still on the market. (sorta.)  It's in the form of data backup cassettes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_Tape-Open

 

Older tapes are "metal particulate", and newer tapes are "Barium Ferrite" (or coming soon, Strontium Ferrite)

 

An inexpensive (but VERY SHARP) cutting blade and winder could (in theory) cut the tape into the correct width, and then it could be loaded into a cassette shell.

 

Now I am kinda curious how well (If at all) that would work.  The recording methodology would be "Not even close" to what that media would be expecting.

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