The deck accepts a cassette that holds two reels of (imaginary) tape.
Beta, VHS and now Technic. :-)
The hardest part of building the VCR was keeping the height to a minimum,
otherwise it would
look out of proportion compared to the tape. The gearing for the tape drive is a bit of a squeeze,
but it fits. Making it a top-loader also saves some height.
More photos of the VCR:
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