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Offline Private ReidTopic starter

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Another VCR Sensor?
« on: May 04, 2008, 12:24:27 AM »
Is this a sensor?

It looks like a sensor

I now know to ask wether it's a sensor, due to finding Phototransistors in my VCR

So this is another thing i have found in a VCR

Can I use it?

If not, what is it?



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Re: Another VCR Sensor?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2008, 12:45:11 AM »
It would help if you told people from what part of the VCR it came from. If it came from the tape path then I would guess it is an erase head. Not likely to be of use in a robot.

Is this a sensor?

It looks like a sensor

I now know to ask wether it's a sensor, due to finding Phototransistors in my VCR

So this is another thing i have found in a VCR

Can I use it?

If not, what is it?



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Re: Another VCR Sensor?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2008, 05:05:17 AM »
Hmmmm, i'v taken apart VCRs before and i think its the eraser too.  I've never taken the eraser apart though; i'm guessing it might be an electromagnet ???

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Re: Another VCR Sensor?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2008, 11:12:37 AM »
I think it's an eraser too...
For some reasons VCRs have IR sensors or something like photosensor... but that's not the case...

Logically there was a metal pin somewhere next to it... so it must be an eraser...

Not something very practical for robots... that's for sure...

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Re: Another VCR Sensor?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008, 02:25:37 AM »
oooooooookkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

thanks,

I noticed that there was two of them aswell...does that go along with the whole erasing idea?

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Re: Another VCR Sensor?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008, 06:04:13 AM »
Man... It seems I confuse this...
But it may as well be a head for reading the tape...

It been a very long time since I last opened a VCR to get parts...
And it MUST be an eraser... but why not a reading head...

How old was the VCR... the new ones have multiple heads to read the tapes starting from 2 to 4 , I don't know if more exist...


Anyways... must be an eraser... so don't bother much my reply...


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Re: Another VCR Sensor?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008, 03:05:20 AM »
oh well

I will reply

i have the time


It was a old VCR like possasbly one of the first to come out

It wayes a tonne (seriosly)

And has been in my roof for about...probally 10 years...
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Re: Another VCR Sensor?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008, 11:49:31 AM »
Hey if you take apart a PS3 you can get a couple photosensors where the eject and power buttons are.

LOL  :D

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Re: Another VCR Sensor?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2008, 01:59:18 PM »
Hey if you take apart a PS3 you can get a couple photosensors where the eject and power buttons are.

LOL  :D

You can indeed take some regulator, caps, some motors and a brushless one... some LEDs... and a blue ray laser...
But all these for 500E.... ha... better go to a casino and bet all my money...
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