iSight - how is it made.

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  1. cyborger macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know how the iSight camera is made? I know it is an aluminium extrusion, but how and where are the holes made?
     
  2. amacgenius macrumors 68000

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  4. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    Looking at pictures like that always makes me feel like I'm watching my own child's autopsy. :p
     
  5. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Very Carefully :)
     
  6. adk macrumors 68000

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    I would assume they use a hole punch type of thing when the metal is still hot. But we're all computer nerds, don't ask us! :p
     
  7. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

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    As you note, the aluminium tube is extruded. Most likely, the small holes along with the large hole for the firewire port is cold punched.

    My guess is that the large hole is punched and then that is used as a key to stop the tube from moving while the smaller holes are punched as lines of holes in a radial sequence.
     
  8. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    The newest MacAddict issue opens the new iMac and shows the iSight. It's obviously a lot smaller and it seems to be of a different form. I do know for a fact that it's USB, rather than FireWire.
     
  9. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    I didn't know that. I wonder why they did that. Size and/or cost maybe.
     
  10. budugu macrumors 6502

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    I have a vague feeling that they will slowly start doing away with firewire on consumer related stuff (ipods, isight and what is next?). Just hope those rumors that consumer macs will not contain firewire are false. it is should cost them less than a few bucks to put in a firewire controller but USB controller is virtually free with intel chipsets!
     

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