Saturday, May 18, 2013

Beautiful Photos Of Disassembled Technology

Bicycle, 1980s; Raleigh; Component count: 893
Bicycle, 1980s; Raleigh; Component count: 893

A Blackberry, revealing its 120 components. They include, at the top left of the image, the speaker and sensors for the camera, along with its protective casing. The phone's screen is then shown, along with the 'frame' that keeps it in place inside the handset. Next are the external case components, which hold everything together. The central circuit boat contains the gold pads than allow key presses to be recognised, and also hold the various ports the phone has. In the bottom left are the tiny round spacers used to separate the electronic components, along with the plastic keys that form the iconic Blackberry keybord. Lastly, the bottom right of the image shows the SIM card and the antennae mounted in the handset to allow it to connect the the mobile phone and wifi networks

Smartphone, 2007; BlackBerry; Component count: 120
Children’s Wagon, 2011; Schwinn; Component count: 296
Swiss Army Knife, 2000s; Victorinox; Component count: 38
Chainsaw, 1990s; Homelite; Component count: 286

A 2006 Apple laptop. In the top right is the metal frame used to hold the LCD display in the plastic case, next to the tiny connectors used to hold it in place. Next is the screen surround, with a small hole for the video camera, next to more connectors and the back of the screen frame. Below are two clear plastic films used to isolate the display, which is the black object in the middle right of the picture. On the middle left is the hard drive and rear casing, and below that the several parts of the laptop keyboard. In the bottom left are the individual batteries, and the wires which are used as antennae for the machine's wifi. On the bottom right are the parts of the machine's CD-Rom drive completely taken apart, while on the right is the machine's relatively small main circuit board containing its processor chips

Desk Lamp, 2002; IKEA; Component count: 73

A 2005 Canon digital video camera, which when taken apart was made up of 558 individual parts - all of which are shown here. They begin, in the top left of the image, with a battery cover, connectors and holder before moving on to the various connector plugs needed to link the unit into a computer. Amid the mass of different computer logic boards and the image sensor itself, LCD screen that displays images, and the lens that focuses the image. The various control buttons were also taken apart, along with the dozens of brown 'ribbon' cables used to connect the various circuit boards together

The same Canon video camera in 'exploded view, which McClellan created for every object in the book to give consumers an idea of how every component above firs into the final product.

A Sony Walkman from 1982, with its 370 components. In the top left are the headphones, with their cables and round loudspeakers, followed by the plastic window which shows which radio station is being listened to. In the top right are the capacitors and resistors, with a spring used to open the casing in the top right. The pressed metal casing for the 'body' of the Walkman, while the main circuit board is visible at the bottom right, in amongst the dozens resistors used to allow the device to play back tapes. The small round silver object in the bottom centre is the DC motor which drives the tape through the machine.

The original iPod from 2002, which consisted of 80 components. The top left of the image shows the iPod's hard drive in pieces, with the front and rear metal cover showing the spindle it uses to rotate. Next is the logic control board for the hard drive, which controls its functions and passes sound data to the iPod control board, shown in the middle left image.The distinctive front and rear cases are next, along with the blue insulating plastic used to reduce vibrations. The screen is in the middle of the image, and below it the jagged 'wheel' which monitors the iPod's touchwheel and converts the 'spin' into an electrical signal which controls the menu

The same 2006 Apple Macbook in exploding view, showing more clearly how the screen fits together using several pieces to hold it in place and clear 'films' to isolate it from touching the metal casing

1 comment:

  1. As an Engineer this is NOT how I am used to seeing an "exploded" view. Other than that, it is very interesting.