All this started from a discussion about RAM at work. I worked at CompUSA as a tech a few years ago. A customer was having trouble identifying what kind or RAM he had. 168pin DIMM and PC100 still confuse some people. I created a list of RAM 72pin simm to DDR2 with pictures. I added CPU sockets next and it just grew from there. I had a steady flow of parts to photograph from my private collection (fancy term for my junk boxes
), hardware that passed through the store, and hardware I stumbled upon at GoodWill or ebay. I still have the original images to all the original photos I shot. Unfortunately, because some specimens are so rare or expensive, some images were found via Google. CompUSA closed it's doors last year before I could present my idea to the manager, Comp had a program where they purchased ideas/produts from their employees. Originally they were going to help me with Distribution. Which never happened... Next I presented my idea to the ITT tech, the college I am attending. THe professors loved it and let me ditto off a few copies, but the school itself never got back to be about buying my idea. One of those "Well get back to you" situations. I emailed several online printers, I either received no response or a large initial investment was needed. Which I didn't have. I have been a DevArt member for 4 years now, I have used DA to host my 3D creations and photographs. So I decided to host my poster here as-well and make prints available to those who wanted them. In addition, I made a hi-resolution copy available for download (go to my poster page on DA and click "Download"). So here we are.
So I am still seeking hi-resolution photos of:
1.8" ZIF (acquired)
160 pin RDRAM RamBus SO-DIMM
214 pin Microdimm DDR2
326pin 64bit RDRAM
286 LGA (not pictured*)
Socket 499 (DEC Alpha)
LGA 715 (Future)
LGA 116 (Future)
mPGA 989 (Future)
Socket 563/Socket A compact
Socket F (I think I know where I can get a better image of this one)
Socket G34 (Future)
* I still kick myself for getting rid on this old machine, it was a ancient 286 based PC with a LGA style 286, I have the CPU still, but I'm after a image of the socket.
Also people have asked what kind of camera I use, I have a Canon Powershop A630 @ 8.0MPix
So far 70 people have purchased prints and I have been receiving a small portion of these sales. I will use the finds to purchase more hardware to photograph, be aware I won't have access to this fund till September per DevArts Quarterly payment program (as I understand it). I have set up a Paypal donation button for folks who would like to donate to the cause at my site: www.sonic84.com This money will only be used to acquire hardware and pay for fees related to these posters.
7/17/2009 Reddit: [link]
7/17/2009 4chan: :
7/18/2009 Gizmodo: [link]
7/18/2009 Hackaday.com: [link]
7/18/2009 Crunchgear: [link]
7/19/2009 TechNibble: [link]
7/17/2009 digg.com: [link]
7/19/2009 PCtuning.cz: [link]
7/20/2009 Bug.hr: [link]
7/20/2009 Lifehacker: [link]
7/22/2009 PCWorld: [link]
7/22/2009 DeviantArt on facebook: [link]
7/22/2009 Geekologie: [link]
7/24/2009 DinSide: [link]
7/27/2009 bwana.tv: [link]
8/10/2009 Reddit (Again): [link]
9/4/2009 Ash's Blog - online Zoom Application - [link]
7/20/2009 Museum of Information France: [link]
Will be displayed at their museum in France. I will post a picture when I receive it from my contact there.
At the time of posting, I have had over a quarter million hits to my posters DA page: [link]
Over 800 Faves and 90,000 downloads.
With the help of many of you, (Thank you everyone for your comments!) several bugs (spelling errors mostly) were squashed. Version 1.7c has been up for some time now.
Posters I would like to do in the future:
Server Grade hardware
SCSI (need I say more?)
hi-data rate connectors (infiniband)
Wireless (still figuring how... perhaps the antenna interface, as one user suggested)
Computer hardware poster part 2 - Connectors not featured on my current poster
internal Audio connectors
Proprietary connectors (Dell)
more of my Geek art, It's usually overlooked because it's in my scraps section:[link][link][link][link]
Thank you everyone for you interest in my poster! Please keep those comments coming!
I have enlarged the dimension of my poster to a full 24*26.
I have added some V-RAM (68pin SIMM, AIMM for instance) types, FC Hdd, more ports, and more Slots. I've also added some common Fiber Interfaces. I still plan to do an entire poster dedicated to fiber, but finding hardware to photograph is difficult for obvious reasons. And no one wants to let me into their datacenter
I'll post version 1.8 when it is full.