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Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:39 pm
by ibisum
Anyone got any ideas how Andy Green put his selfie into the game of Delta 4 - maybe he used some known techniques at the time to scan a photo, or something? Was just playing this game for a bit of fun and realized thats quite an advanced technique for the time ..

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:37 pm
by Dbug
Well, back in the days there was already things like the "handy scanner", I even remember some magazines articles on how to turn your printer into a 1 bit scanner by adding a sensor on the printer head.

Things like that: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Dart_Sc ... P-Printers

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:43 pm
by Symoon
Another option was to use some graph paper above a real picture and color the squares accordingly.
But that would have taken a lot of time for 48.000 pixels!

Didn't someone demo, at a UK meeting in the early 90's, a video camera (or was it a simple camera?) linked to the Oric displaying pictures in Hires?

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:04 pm
by ibisum
Oooh .. now that I would love to see - a camera attached to an Oric?! I could imagine the low-res mono camera of the Nintendo Gameboy providing enough pixels to make such a pic ..

Re: Delta 4 : Andy Greens portrait ...

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:02 pm
by coco.oric
Not at all, Andy has made a repro of the time machine