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[DPRG] RE: Eric..........

Subject: [DPRG] RE: Eric..........
From: Robert L. Jordan rljordan at airmail.net
Date: Tue Jun 12 07:58:12 CDT 2001


Thanks for the offer. I don't know of many making use of diodes
at the present time and don't have access to the Varo docs.

A little history:
My Father was the second President of Varo back in 1963-.
It is because of my pulling a hot soldering iron off a bench, that
Varo had a policy of no minors touring the building. Sorry to 
all the Scouts that effected.

Varo gave TI a tour in the early days to show off their
assembly line techniques. TI liked them so much they copied
Varo's approach. (I assume Varo copied Henry Ford).

Varo invented and produced a lot of neat "toys" for the military.
My favorite is night vision equipment. I still have my 22 caliber
rifle that they tested the night vision on at the Garland shooting

Thanks again for you generosity and interest.

Robert L. Jordan
DPRG Prez. 2001

-----Original Message-----
>From:	Eric Yundt [SMTP:eric at facetcorp.com]
Sent:	Monday, June 11, 2001 3:27 PM
To:	Bradley J Metcalf
Cc:	rljordan at airmail.net
Subject:	Re: Eric..........


Bradley J Metcalf wrote:
> Eric,
>   Remember me?

Sure I remember you!  It's been a long time though.  I still have
fond memories of the field-trip we took to your (step? -in-law?)
father's laboratory down south... ;-)

> I still monitor the DPRG list. I just bought a large quantity of
> assorted diodes from old Varo stock to resell on Ebay.
>   If the group is doing any kids robotic classes or group builds,
> or if you just need some as doorprizes, etc. let me know. I don't
> have specs on all the parts, (If anyone has info on Varo stuff it
> would help me) but if you could use a couple fistfulls for that
> kind of thing let me know. I would be glad to donate. I also may
> have some GARPish Power rectifiers you can use.
>   Don't send over a mob with flaming torches, but if someone
> representing the DPRG wants to come by and check it out, let me know.
> Cheers!
> Bradley Metcalf

I'll copy Robert Jordan on this -- he's our head honcho now and
has a knack for making arrangements for stuff like this, plus
he might have some good leads on Varo info.

Thanks for thinking of us!  


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