rborsuk at colourfull.com
Sun Mar 19 09:55:03 CST 2006
This is the first I've heard of the Thunderscan. Sounds like a rip
off a product I designed for the Commodore 64 umpteen years ago,
called OptiScan. The unit used fiber optic cable hooked to the head
of an Epson compatible printer. The software allowed scanning ,
enlarging, even colorizing on scan. We had some encouraging write-
ups at the time, sold a couple, but just couldn't get the financing
for full market penetration.
On Mar 19, 2006, at 9:21 AM, Mike wrote:
> Just picked up an interesting piece of hardware.
> It's a Thunderscan, The working end replaces the ribbon cartridge
> in an
> Imagewriter, The page to be scanned is fed in to the printer and
> optical sensor then scans the page.
> It came with a 512 Mac with the demo tape, and reset clip, and
> still in the box. It powers up OK, but after a while goes blank, a
> tap to
> the side restores the screen.
> Has anyone else seen a thunderscan?
> Open Source Weekend http://www.osw.ca
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