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Unigamer points out this article from BBC news briefly describing how University of California researchers have successfully used peeling adhesive tape to generate X-rays strong enough to scan a human finger. Cool – homemade X-ray machines can’t be far behind!

Update: See the full video demonstration @

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!



  1. Dax says:

    Let’s call it SEXIEST

    SEXIEST = Super Easy X-ray Imaging Employing Scotch Tape

  2. Collin Cunningham says:

    ha – if those UCLA researchers need a marketing strategy, they’ll know where to turn

  3. Freax says:

    Homemade X-Rays wouldn’t be something new…

  4. Collin Cunningham says:

    … but homemade x-rays using tape would

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