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March 25, 2005

Ancient Digital Camera!

Yesterday I was looking around the lab at all of the things that would have been the major component of someone from yesteryear's researching efforts. There's a little bit of history where ever you turn, like me coming across cases full of electrical equipement, previously used to measure fetal heartbeats - complete with 5¼″ floppy drive. I doubt that anybody now knows how to use and analyse the results from these!

Then I came across this gem:

Micro Robotics EV1 Camera

It's a really ancient digital camera - complete with driver software on cassette! I wonder how many pixels it has!

In the background of the photo you can see the silhouette of the uber camera I'm using to collect data for my PhD. I wonder whether that'll end up hidden away in the lab somewhere, with people in 20 years posting about it on their blogs about how amature it looks!

Posted by Ed at March 25, 2005 12:02 AM | PhD |