Author Topic: I've had this thing for years, what is it and what can I use from it?  (Read 1228 times)

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Offline corrado33Topic starter

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Years ago, my mom's work was throwing this thing away, and knowing that I love all things electronics, she asked me if I wanted it.  

I said HECK yeah.  So it's been sitting in my basement ever since.  From what I can gather, it's an old tape deck computer backup device.  There are two readers down the bottom and slots for the tapes above them, and a device to move tapes into the readers.  When I opened it up, I immediately thought, DIY CNC MILL!!  But I don't know if the motors are stepper motors.  I did see the nice plastic threaded rods though. Those are pretty cool.

So, before I tear into this thing, can anyone identify it and tell me if I should try to salvage stuff from it?  I'm assuming it's very outdated technology.  I think I had one of the tapes before.  I think they were 2 gigs a piece or something?  Not very much.  And I'm sure you could buy three or four redundant hard drives now-a-day that would replace this thing for cheaper.  

Here are the pics.  (Oh, it does still work too.)

Offline Soeren

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Google make and model number to see what exactly it is - looks like something that can store and access several medias.

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
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