Friday, January 23, 2009

Baird - Mechanical Television

Holy Crap, i was just watching the history channel and they had a short segment on the "mechanical television"......!!!!

I had no idea this existed as a technology.

Basically the way it works is a large wheel with small holes around the circumfrence with a light receiver transmits pulses to the reverse at the other end. I haven't found a cool video explaining how it works as good as it was demonstrated on the history channel but check out this demonstration transmission.

There are some links here
but you might want to google some more sites using Baird+Televisor

Either way, cool thing to see demonstrated.


1 comment:

  1. It kinda reminds me of slow scan TV that was transmitted long distances by shortwave in the 70s.