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This is the first "Motherboard" Electronic art I made. It sat in a SYS OPs office on the wall behind the desk, and was a classy piece of work -- back then! It is a LOT bigger than it appears, since the 286's and 386's back then could have huge motherboards. It is powered by a 100 Volt wall adapter putting out about 5 Volts Dc to run the electronics hidden behind the board. A number of batteries on the back of the unit save the various settings, since back then, many devices had volatile memory! It has an Electronic VOICE clock, an Electronic Executive sound/voice/light output Decision maker, an Electronic MEMO MAKER, and other devices, all controlled by turning / touching, moving the capacitors and electronics on the front. Again, you had to "KNOW" what electronic component did "what" for "what" device! With flashing lights and other visual additions, it was a real conversation piece... the SYS OP ( here in Ottawa ) got an International job, running hundreds of computer centers located around the world, all co-ordinated from a central office, and had to FLY to the new headquarters - thus, I got the electronic Motherboard Art back! It still works, although the original power adapter is missing. i can replace that anytime...
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600x450px 75.46 KB
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Focal Length
1 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 31, 2000, 12:00:00 AM
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