To those of us of a certain age this month’s image resonates on all sorts of levels. As always, there is a story! We were at SIGGRAPH last month and the brief for the week was to make very high resolution images of microtextures. All was proceeding well until the network engineer produced a 1K bit (yes bit), ferrite core memory module from an Apollo Guidance Computer. Of course, all work on textures stopped until we had finished imaging the memory board. It was an outstanding shiny thing and an engineering wonder.
Thanks to Joe Cychosz for the loan of such a fabulous artifact.
The image is 7.76 Gigapixels, and 87,352 pixels by 88,846 pixels – that’s how we can make such a big print with incredible detail, as we only need 360 pixels per inch resolution for our wide format printer. Joe will shortly have a 44″ print as a thank you for trusting us with his device.
To think that this (along with a sister board, 2K Bits in total) is what took men to walk on the moon.
Learn more about this fascinating imagery and how it is made. Contact Meyer Instruments, Inc., (281) 579-0342 or visit their website at https://meyerinst.com.
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