EXP / INK

EXP / INK

Posted by diebmx on 2007-02-02 23:47:17

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Crystal Star

Crystal Star

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Taken at a lighting store we visited this weekend–looks like they forgot to dust… I didn’t notice the dust spots until after I got it on my computer. Ah! What the camera sees that we don’t!

Posted by j.towbin © on 2008-12-21 16:57:56

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Philip Green Educational – Slide Set S44 – Computers

Philip Green Educational - Slide Set S44 - Computers

4 – This man is baking wafers of silicon in an oven to a temperature of about 1,000 degrees celsius. The silicon must be about 99.9999% pure before it can be made into chips. Elements are introduced to alter the way electricity will flow through the chips. The cleanest of manufacturing conditions are essential because the tiniest speck of dust can cause the chip to be useless.

*Taken from the Teachers’ Notes for this set.

Even after a ‘boil wash’ Neville handled his undies with the utmost caution…

Posted by Compound Eye on 2011-10-12 21:12:18

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The Good Old Days No.4

The Good Old Days No.4

Before 1980 the world was a dark and dangerous place for eggheads. Boffins shivered, like scared rabbits, in their corporate bunkers, developing newfangled solid-state electronics whilst above the landscape was ravaged as gangs of prog-rockers and disco-savages, waged war astride their battle-choppers and armoured skateboards. Later tribes of degenerate punk barbarians streamed down from the hills and butchered them all. Chaos ruled.

But then, with the dawn of the new decade it was suddenly cool to be a nerd. Techno-bunnies emerged from their concrete warrens, blinking into the sunlight, and set about creating a new world order from that chaos. Every techie played their part from the cleverest scientist to the bedroom coder. And in ten short years music was electronified and made perfect, all computer game and movie formats were developed – never to be bettered, the internet was born, genetics cured all illness and global communications brought about world peace. Dorks bestrode the Earth like, erm, geek-gods, people would swoon at their passing or turn away ashamed of their own inferiority. Yes, that’s exactly what happened.

Ah, the 1980’s. Truly a golden age.

Posted by Matt West on 2010-04-09 19:45:13

Tagged: , zx81 , Sinclair , spectrum , home computer , 1980s , dust , ♪ ♫ Marina and the Diamonds ♪ ♫

Dusty RAM and strange chip

Dusty RAM and strange chip

This is just after I opened the machine up for the first time in a few years. There was penty of dust on these RAM chips.

Posted by mercuryvapour on 2006-11-25 17:09:06

Tagged: , zx , spectrum , plus , 2b , 128k , plastic , black , nostalgia , computer , 8-bit , sinclair , 1990 , amstrad , open , guts , cpu , chips , masked , eprom , pcb , printed , circuit , board , resistors , ic , zilog , z80

Dusty CPU

Dusty CPU

Another shot just after I’d opened the machine, showing encrusted dust on the CPU. Shortly after, I wiped down this, and the rest of the chips, with a lump of damp toilet paper.

Posted by mercuryvapour on 2006-11-25 17:07:15

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Resistors

Resistors

A view along the 2nd keyboard connector, and the resistors next to it. I removed the dust ball (on the left) after I took this image. I thought it looked cool.

Posted by mercuryvapour on 2006-11-25 17:13:41

Tagged: , zx , spectrum , plus , 2b , 128k , plastic , black , nostalgia , computer , 8-bit , sinclair , 1990 , amstrad , open , guts , cpu , chips , masked , eprom , pcb , printed , circuit , board , resistors , ic , zilog , z80 , capacitor , dustball