Component, originally uploaded by Hey Paul.

So I was in lab today waiting for some tutoring appointments when I started taking pics of random things around the office. Being a mass spectrometry lab, we've got a lot of cool equipment--we also have a lot of spare components from old unused instruments. I have no idea what any of them are, but I think they look cool. The types of things you might find in some B-sci-fi movie. I'll post more of the pics to Flickr later. For now, he's one of the early standouts. This is actually from an instrument (a Quattro II) we stil use quite a bit--when it's working. I still have no idea what it is--some part of a circuit board.