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Old 02-18-2004, 05:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i got this from a guy at work he doesn't know where it came from, or how old it is, he described it as a 'light pen' or something like that! i haven't got any disks or software to go with it.

there are no manufacturers names on it and the other end of the cable is like that of a network cable (RJ45).

should there be a board that this attaches to?

Is there any way of getting this to work??

I'm guessing it is an old graphics tablet type pen system??

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Old 02-18-2004, 09:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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looks like a pen for writing to your computer. Does it have a serial port connector, or maybe a PS2? I'd bet it had a tablet to write on so you could write on your computer (I don't know why you would want to do that, typing's faster and neater...)

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Old 02-18-2004, 10:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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like i said it has a network type connector (RJ45)

i guessed that it probably should have a tablet or at least a expansion card to go in the computer and for it to connect to.

i have tried to take it apart to find out anything else about it but it won't come apart without breaking it. so i am having troubel finding info about it (all i know about it is what it looks like!)

it has also been suggested to me that it is a 'light pen', but have no idea if this is right or not!
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Old 02-18-2004, 11:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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if you hit that blue button, does a light saber come out?

i'd say chuck it. if it's a tablet pen, you need to board. if it's not, and you can't connect it, what good is it...
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Old 02-18-2004, 01:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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its probably used for autocad, most likely it is unuseable without the tablet and software (which costs a fortune). this is no ordinary tablet like intuous graphire for photoshop.
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