Monday, November 21, 2016

The Cyclotron

Toured the Cylotron at Texas A&M this weekend. So impressive how foundational low-tech tools are for high-tech applications. In this case, old peripherals and diagnostic tools for studying radiation exposure on electronic components.

And a real treat for me, after spending my whole day in front of web interfaces and deeply derivative skeumorphics, to see analog and gen 1.0-style dials, switches, guages, peripherals.

Some of my favorites: