The Ware for September 2017 is shown below.
Thanks to Chris for sending in this gorgeous ware. I really appreciate both the aesthetic beauty of this ware, as well as the exotic construction techniques employed.
The ware for August 2017 is the controller IC for a self-flashing (two-pin, T1 case) RGB LED. It’s photographed through the lens of the LED, which is why the die appears so distorted. Somehow, Piotr — the first poster — guessed it on the first try without much explanation. Congrats, email me for your prize!
The Ware for August 2017 is below.
I removed a bit of context to make it more difficult — if it proves unguessable I’ll zoom out slightly (or perhaps just leave one extra, crucial hint to consider).
The ware for July 2017 is a PMT (photomultiplier tube) module. I’d say wrm gets the prize this month, for getting that it’s a PMT driver first, and for linking to a schematic. :) That’s an easy way to win me over. Gratz, email me to claim your prize!
The Ware for July 2017 is shown below.
Decided to do this one with the potting on to make it a smidgen more challenging.
The Ware for June 2017 is an ultrasonic delay line. Picked this beauty up while wandering the junk shops of Akihabara. There’s something elegant about the Old Ways that’s simply irresistible to me…back when the answer to all hard problems was not simply “transform it into the software domain and then compute the snot out of it”.
Grats to plum33 for nailing it! email me for your prize.