Electronic components (Pictures)

November 2nd, 2008

Before my local shop electronic components, Labb Elektronik, (RIP) shut down, they gave away free bags with random stuff. These pictures are the result of sorting the components in these bags. Most of it is pretty useless for what I want to do, apart from building tube circuitry, where the capacitors and high wattage resistors might be useful. But some of the things are pure eye candy!

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I fixed my headphones with these orange wires Old school high wattage resistors

Plastic capacitors Capacitors

Electrolytic capacitors IC chips

4 Responses to “Electronic components (Pictures)”

  1. Sebastian Tomczak says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    What sort of camera do you use?

  2. nitro2k01 says:

    It’s a Panasonic Lumix DMS-LS2 that I bought a couple of years ago. It was a relatively cheap camera that I bough on a sale. It’s got optical zoom, but it’s not a system camera, so I can’t change the objective. And it eats batteries as hell, even when turned off, so I usually take out the batteries when I’m not going to use it for a while.

    I think the deliciousness of the pictures have more to do with the lighting though. I was sitting in a room with no ambient light, and only a small desk lamp, meaning that all shadows are accentuated and are pretty sharp. And they are macro shots, so in some of the pictures you can see blur near or far from the camera. That also helps give them a sense of contrast.

    And thanks for the comment. :)

  3. Manoel says:

    Very beautiful! Puttting the pieces over a lemon-yellow cloth was a really great idea, making a high contrast coloured background. When you said “a small desk lamp”, which kind of light does it use? Is it a incandescent bulb or a PL-type fluorescent?

  4. nitro2k01 says:

    Hello. It was a fluorescent (”energy-saving”) bulb but with a warm light spectrum, so I think it has a little more red in the light than a typical fluorescent lamp.

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