Family_Dog said:Marco, I think you have a wonderful working relationship with that lathe, your tooling is that of a perfectionist!
Glad this came right and that you're happy with the results. Why not just make a youtube video and post the link here?
tonband said:First of all: WOW!! Very nice job!!!!
I wanted to -- and still want to -- do something similar ;-)
A first question:
Could you tell something about the precision of the digital counter? Say, at time h:mm:ss a new song on the tape starts. Now, you play some minutes, then go fast forward, play and then fast rewind again etc. and eventually you reach again to the same time counter h:mm:ss: Does h:mm:ss still correspond to the beginning of the song, or is it "late" or "too early" by some seconds?
Thanks and cheers from Switzerland
marcochezzi said:Hello Tonband
The time is very accurate, the only time you might ?lose? lose time is if the encoder wheel stops spinning because of bad bearings or air cushion between itself and the tape on FFRR or reel..
The trick is getting correct tape tension on the encoder wheel..
I have seen recently that there is a chap from Germany (??) who has designed a reel time counter for the b77 that does not rely on an encoder wheel for timing, it still uses the belt from the take up spindle, somehow he has worked out the software to make this thing keep time dependent on tape thickness which you preprogrammed, I think it is brilliant, but want to see it work.....