ERIC Number: ED115213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-11
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of a Computer Controlled Super 8 Motion Picture Projector.
Reynolds, Eldon J.
Instructors in Child Development at the University of Texas at Austin selected sound motion pictures as the most effective medium to simulate the observation of children in nursery laboratories. A computer controlled projector was designed for this purpose. An interface and control unit controls the Super 8 projector from a time-sharing computer communication line. The projector operates in conjunction with a computer terminal. When special control characters are received, the controller will intercept the character string and perform the necessary control commands which enable the student to locate any section of film within a specified tolerance and time interval. The system will be evaluated for cost-effectiveness as a teaching device by comparing traditional learning methods and learning by simulation. Development costs and system schematics for the projector are appended. (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Project C-BE.