Friday, 29 June 2012

Money and electronics under the microscope

NSB was recently lent one of those clever USB microscopes and has been fascinated by how the world looks "up close and personal".

To limber up, and get into the right frame of mind, it's perhaps worth starting by showing the level of magnifcation that the microscope can achieve.

low mag

high mag

So, with that warm up out of the way, lets get stuck into the main event...

Here's what a £20 note looks like when magnified.

A £20 note - low mag

A £20 note - high mag

A £20 note - low mag

And this the reverse of a 20p piece...

20p coin - low mag

On the electronics front (which is admittedly a little sparse at the moment), here are some components from a remote control...

Components - low mag

Components - high mag

And a USB cable:
USB cable - low mag

A genuine Windows(TM) sticker:

Windows(TM) sticker - low mag

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