On the Waterfront!

On the Waterfront!

No sign of Marlon Brando though ;o)
For the Macro Mondays challenge "Inside Electronics" (July 9th 2018)

This year we replaced our old computers, and that meant destroying hard drives. I saved a few components, including a circuit board – "just in case". So I dusted it off for this week’s challenge. At last one of my hoarded items has found a use! Shot on the black glass of my Kindle.

HMM and have a great week! ;o)

My 2018 set: 2018 Macro Mondays

All the previous years of the challenge:
My 2017 set: 2017 Macro Mondays
My 2016 set: 2016 Macro Mondays
My 2015 set: 2015 Macro Mondays
My 2014 set: 2014 Macro Mondays
My 2013 set: 2013 Macro Mondays

Posted by Elisafox22 catching up again ;o) on 2018-07-08 17:26:17

Tagged: , Elisafox22 , Sony , Nex-6 , E30mm , F3.5 , macro , macro lens , HMM , Macro Mondays , bokeh , Inside Electronics , green , circuit board , Kindle , black , reflections , electronics , component , lens flare , tabletop , indoors , Elisa Liddell © 2018

Graphics Card Circuit Board

Graphics Card Circuit Board

Close-up of part of the graphics card for my old, derelict computer (replaced about four years ago but for some reason, I keep around). Since it’s not used, I don’t mind the dust.

Posted by sjrankin on 2014-11-23 04:50:02

Tagged: , 22 November 2014 , Edited , California , Northern California , Close-up , Computer , Dust , Parts , Circuit Board , Graphics Card , Resisters , Text

Ghost in the Machine

Ghost in the Machine

"Men have become the tools of their tools."
–Henry David Thoreau

I have a pile of old electronic parts sitting in a box in my office – old RAM sticks, failed hard drives, broken headphones, parts of things long forgotten and more. As when I was a kid, they are all saved with the thought that someday I’ll fix it or make something of it. The thing is, I never do make anything. The menagerie of misfit electronic parts just continues to gather dust in the corner. Maybe someday the mass will reach a critical mass and make something of itself. Perhpas then, it will be us humans in the corner…

29/365

Copyright 2015 Scott Norris Photography
www.scottnorrisphotography.com

Posted by ScottNorrisPhoto on 2015-10-29 22:57:37

Tagged: , Scott Norris Photography , 365 Project , macro , close up , electronics , bokeh , object , circuit board , internal parts , HD , ghost in the machine , computer , conceptual , electric , capacitor , resistor , Milwaukee , Wisconsin , USA

Macintosh SE Logic Board

Macintosh SE Logic Board

The Logic board after a quick dust off. It has the maximum 4 MB of RAM is installed.

The new PRAM battery will need to be soldered onto the logic board. Later models have a battery holder attached to the board, make things easier.

Posted by Damian_Ward on 2009-08-04 17:12:14

Tagged: , Damian , Ward , © Damian Ward ,  , Apple , Apple Computer , Apple inc , Mac , Macintosh , Motorola 68000 , SE , Plus Plus , Aladdin , Freeport , Maui , Chablis , M5010 , Retro , Restore , Overhaul , Clean , Take apart , Refurbish , Logic Board , Circuit Board , Mother Board , Vintage , Old

Dust vs. Tinúviel, sound card

Dust vs. Tinúviel, sound card

Taken in my room in Dabney House (alley: Upper 7) at Caltech. I had a desktop computer named Tinúviel, after the elven maiden in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. I had to periodically clean the dust out of her case. The Southern California air and smog was not kind to her.

Posted by kitby on 2007-08-12 09:17:03

Tagged: , Dabney House , California Institute of Technology , Caltech , Pasadena , California , dust bunnies , dust , Tinúviel , computer , circuit board , electronics

Computation

Computation

The Z80 CPU from a ZX Spectrum 48K, I was probing the clock input I think. Little known fact, Z80 CPUs can be paused!

TECHNICAL ALERT!
This is where the magic happens, well actually that happens in the ULA. This is where all the code happens, when the ULA lets it.

That ULA is one bossy cow.

NON-TECHNICAL VERSION:
Stuff happens that you don’t understand or care about.

Posted by Robee Shepherd on 2013-03-16 13:40:01

Tagged: , Chips , Circuit Board , Dust , Probes , Retro , Z80 , ZX Spectrum , Zilog

Oscillation

Oscillation

The 14Mhz crystal oscillator from a ZX Spectrum 48K, getting a scope probe. It still works but the output looks wobbly.

TECHNICAL ALERT!
There are two oscillators in the Speccy, the other relates to the TV output signal, this one is pretty much the master clock which drives many things, including the CPU, once divided up correctly.

NON-TECHNICAL VERSION:
Stuff happens that you don’t understand or care about.

Posted by Robee Shepherd on 2013-03-16 13:39:32

Tagged: , 14Mhz , Circuit Board , Crystal Oscillator , DOF , Dirt , Dust , Nagaoka , Probe , Retro , ZX Spectrum

Dusty Shuttle-1

Dusty Shuttle-1

This computer sits in my sister’s room, and generally refuses to do very much of anything… In the process of putting ubuntu on it to give it a new lease of life, I took the side off, and this is what greeted me!

Posted by DavidShutter on 2010-05-02 17:09:03

Tagged: , Computer , Dust , Fire , Dirty , Filthy , Circuit board , Microchip , Shuttle , Audigy , Heatsink

Dusty Shuttle-5

Dusty Shuttle-5

This computer sits in my sister’s room, and generally refuses to do very much of anything… In the process of putting ubuntu on it to give it a new lease of life, I took the side off, and this is what greeted me!

View On Black

Posted by DavidShutter on 2010-05-02 17:09:23

Tagged: , Computer , Dust , Fire , Dirty , Filthy , Circuit board , Microchip , Shuttle , Audigy , Heatsink

Dusty Shuttle-3

Dusty Shuttle-3

This computer sits in my sister’s room, and generally refuses to do very much of anything… In the process of putting ubuntu on it to give it a new lease of life, I took the side off, and this is what greeted me!

View On Black

Posted by DavidShutter on 2010-05-02 17:10:19

Tagged: , Computer , Dust , Fire , Dirty , Filthy , Circuit board , Microchip , Shuttle , Audigy , Heatsink