[vcf-midatlantic] University of Akron contact?

Bruce freemab222 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 13:15:24 UTC 2021

If anyone knows the patent number for the versawriter, that should contain
a description of how it works.

On Sun, Oct 3, 2021 at 6:23 PM Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> > Marcus Mera is looking to borrow the [U of A] VersaWriter, contact
> wanted.
> The Web page says: "Contact Information: Send reference and licensing
> requests to ahap at uakron.edu"
> My experience with museums, and universities, is that they are reluctant
> to have just anyone obtain or mess with their artifacts. Don't blame me
> for reporting this circumstance.
> The versawriter itself, has some history I believe, that can be found on
> the Web. I stumbled over it not long ago, which is why I've responded at
> all.
> So it's a known thing. My engineering spider-sense suggests to me, it's
> two adjustable resistors - potentiometers - on sticks. If so, someone
> somewhere has reverse engineered it. I think someone reasonably handy,
> could build a duplicate, if my guess is correct. And odds are, someone has.
> Additional Web research should be informative, to find the details
> and/or a willing owner and/or how-to-make. Atari is not my tech, but I'm
> curious now.
> Regards, Herb
> --
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