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Photodiodes - CSIRAC Computer, 12 hole Paper Tape Reader, 1955-1964 Object Reg. No: ST 044243

Photodiodes for 12 hole paper tape reader of the CSIRAC computer.

A photodiode is a detector that converts light into either current or voltage.

In a paper tape reader, light is transmitted through the holes punched into the paper tape. The light is then detected by photodiodes, which produce electrical signals that are processed by the computer.
List of Parts:
3 PARTS. A fourth part was located Dec 2005.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 1965
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: computers, computing, csirac computer, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: CSIRAC Paper Tape Library Collection, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: components & circuits
User: University of Melbourne (The), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, 1955-1964

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