Kodak Tutor Terminal


Kodak Tutor Terminal


      This was internal Kodak equipment for developing teaching techniques in the Learning Systems Lab at the Kodak Research Laboratories in Rochester, New York.

      The objective was to allow two people to work independently using a single screen and two "Tutor Terminals" housing 35mm Carousel projectors and audio tape players with headphones.  




      The highly directional property of the Kodak Ektalite projection screen was exploited to allow two images to be simultaneously projected onto a screen, so that each user saw only the appropriate image projected for that person.

      When used normally, the Ektalite screen had approximately a 40° horizontal spread angle, but only 10° vertically.  Steve rotated the screen so that the horizontal spread angle was 10°.  The images from both Tutor Terminals were projected onto the screen and reflected within a very narrow angle to allow only the appropriate viewer to see the image.


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