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mclightning

Aug 05, 2009, 04:04 pm Last Edit: Aug 05, 2009, 04:12 pm by mclightning Reason: 1
hi everybody
i know this is a very novice question but i really want to know it
i just disassembled an old sony vhs tape reader.
i was trying to find some parts to use in my arduino projects.
and i came across to this part.
it has two wires
it was placed nearby the tape strip
i think it was reading the tape

so..
as you are professionals
what is this part and can i use it in my arduino projects?and how?
im open to any suggestions   :)


also i found a little motor in it
how can understand that it's a stepper motor or a normal one?
here is the photo

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mclightning/3631915495/in/set-72157620800026777/
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3631957261_5eeced3aa1.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/3631922689_0b5dd9d411.jpg

retrolefty

First picture, I think it is the erase head, an electromagnet used to erase the tape prior to recoding new information onto the tape?

Lefty


mclightning

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Aug 05, 2009, 04:25 pm Last Edit: Aug 05, 2009, 04:26 pm by mclightning Reason: 1
:'( then which one is reader?
may it be the little part on right in second picture?
that part has 6 wires

retrolefty

I think that is the audio read/write head. The video record/playback head on a VCR is the large spinning part mounted at an angle to the tape which wraps around it.

Lefty

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