Sunday, March 05, 2006


Michael Milligan has been imaging things through his lab's microscope and challenging readers to identify the photographs. I don't have a clue as to what they are, but it reminded me of a time I took a cookbook CCD camera and used a simple 8 or 16mm film lens to provide crazy magnification.

The first two images are of the interior of a Intel 386 processor.

Clearly when I made these I couldn't be bothered to clean up!

In cutting off the metal plate that protected the CPU die, I ended up cutting the connection wires in several places. The icicle-like effect from the wires is called CCD blooming and an artifact from extra bright light.

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