Tuesday, December 29, 2009

363 - Chips & DIP

From 365 Project
This is a collection of old memory chips and a DIP (Dual In-line Package) switch that I kept from old an computer I had in the 1980's. These types of memory chips have been long since been replaced by memory modules and the DIP switch once a common way to set configurations have been replaced with software settings saved in non-volatile memory. They are all sitting on a silicon wafer board containing about a hundred 386 processor chips before they are cut and mounted in the ceramic housing. Basically chips in the raw. Canon 7D, 1/60 sec @ f/9.0, ISO 200, 50mm macro lens with two off camera strobes using a light tent.

2 comments:

Janet said...

Very interesting. I remember our first computer had 256k hard drive....and our neighbors thought it was excessive, 'how can you need all that space?'

Anonymous said...

David, very creative "chips & dip" but not what grandson Robert would first imagine upon mention of "chips & dip." Happy New Year! We will look forward to archives in 2010! Jim