Save digital data onto a Compact Cassette using a format resembling that of Commodore Datassette.
Needs a config file named
device: -t alsa "default" bitlen: 16 volume: 0.98
./tape-write.rb < FILE
./tape-read.rb > FILE
Explanation and videos in this blog post.
NOTE (2017): This is an art project, built for fun, and not many people have even got it working. Can you find why it doesn't work? Can you perhaps fix it?
tape-write.rb encodes data from stdin to the sound card.
tape-read.rb records from
the sound card and decodes to stdout.
A WORD OF WARNING. Before running the script, please make sure that your speakers are turned off. For noise immunity, the signal contains a lot of power. That means it is very loud, and its spectral composition is guaranteed to turn your speakers into a long-range acoustic weapon.
© windytan (Oona Räisänen)