Think back 40 years ago, when cell phones didn’t exist and PCs were just surfacing. In order to reactivate the first microprocessors and first electronic memory of the 1970s, you would have to recreate a complete software studio from original specifications of Russian and American CPUs. Not an easy feat.
Développement Ingénierie (DI), a company that designs and builds data acquisition systems and test benches, has created an exclusive collection of 12 unique artworks based on vintage components for contemporary art of the Eiffel Tower.
The pieces of art are made from beams and decorative original arches of the Eiffel Tower structure and include a clock showing the stylized Eiffel Tower and Paris. The replicas start to time automatically and show the exact same time as the Eiffel Tower through an onboard GPS receiver.
DI used NI PXI hardware and the NI Vision Development Module to develop and validate the display electronics for the clocks. Using LabVIEW system design software, DI recreated the development of the first CPU in history in a reasonable time while creating innovative artwork.