Video of Lee Dickson

IBM Scanner Development

Principal Designer of IBM 3666 Supermarket Checkout Scanner



  1. Background of Lee Dickson  ( 2:09 min)




  2. Design considerations for early IBM Scanners (IBM 3666 and IBM 3667)   ( 2:35 min)



  3. Lee Dickson on the design of the IBM 3687 Holegraphic Checkout Scanner. ( 7.49 min)



  4. Optical Design inside the family of IBM scanners.   (6:38 min)



  5. Other Scanner Applications - Industrial Scanners.  ( 0:48 min)



  6. Laser safety and other safety standards issues in releasing checkout scanners (9:34 min)



  7. List some of the early challenges to getting good scanner performance.  ( 8:16 min)
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  9. Which symbols challenged IBM scanners in the early days ?( 1:14 min)
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  11. What did you enjoy the most about this experience-it turned out to be the challenges. (  3:34  min)



  12. What are the basic components inside the  early  IBM Scanners?  (  2:35 min)



  13. What was your worst day on this project?  (  2:13 min)



  14. Other miscellaneous information about the family of scanners.  ( 5:32 min)



  15. Lee Dickson moves on to other assignments.  ( 1:14 min)