Project: Anoto Reverse Engineering

Getting Anoto pens working on Linux

Status: cancelled

Runtime: 2017 - 2017

Participants: Andreas Schmid, Raphael Wimmer

Keywords: anoto, linux, reverse_engineering

Streaming tracking data from Anoto pens (in this case: Logitech io2) to applications on Linux without requiring the Anoto SDK

We have tried several different approaches to get streaming data from the pens. However, documentation is poor, an several people who have worked with Anoto pens have strongly suggested that we use something else (e.g., the Neo Smartpen is quite sleek, its protocol is well documented, and some PDF files with dot patterns can be downloaded free of charge).

We acquired a few old Anoto pens on eBay and would like to use them on Linux.