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Hardware Questions for the Creator of the Colecovision?

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On 9/30/2018 at 9:07 AM, AguyinarRPG said:

Just as to put one of the most asked questions as an updated, here's the answer about the wheel on the early Colecovision controllers:

 

"The serrated wheel was for controlling objects on the screen. we patented it and it is the same fundamental item as in a mouse wheel."

 

I think it was patented later as part of the Super Action controller, which I don't know how it functions. It's probably the same as it would have on the Colecovision.

There is a patent specific to the spinner and this provides more technical detail about it.  This patent has Robert Schenck's name on it.

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