San Marcos, CA

A Visit From Scotty Allen of ‘Strange Parts’

Creative Electron, the manufacturer of the highest quality technical x-ray machines in the U.S.A., was proud to host Scotty Allen from the successful YouTube channel, “Strange Parts”. Widely known for his interest in the ever-evolving world of technology, his videos consist of “Do It Yourself” technology projects and travel documentaries. Scotty is famous for building an iPhone 6S from individual components sold in China!

Thus, Strange Parts!

As a former software engineer in Silicon Valley, Scotty Allen has traveled the world in search of adventure. After riding a bike through Laos and Cambodia, building and racing land yachts, planting coral underwater in Borneo – he began seeking out the weird and wonderful. That passion brought him to Creative Electron.

After a discussion about the history of x-ray and the evolution of the technology, he toured the factory, where Scotty photographed and filmed the experience of the energy that moves the machinery of Creative Electron. From the x-ray museum to the high tech mobile x-ray van, he shared in the enthusiasm to be on the cutting edge of the future of x-ray technology and its use in industry, quality control, and product safety.

The highlight of the visit was a challenge to see if Creative Electron’s TruView x-ray machine could identify a store-bought cell phone from the one Scotty built himself from, quite literally, from strange parts. To the naked eye, the phones looked identical. The TruView Parts Inspector highlighted the differences.

The day of collective excitement concluded with handshakes and a Q&A on Creative Electron’s plans for the future. Driven by Scotty’s stamp of Strange Parts approval, the enthusiasm at Creative Electron has doubled to follow the amazing journey that will take the company to new heights of ingenuity.

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