Project Thread: building Blinky

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2019, 01:21:37 am »
Man as an amature artist is a horrible thing.
Are we ever! Oh my gosh… Look at anything in nature that’s just trying to survive however it can, gnarled trees, weird fungi, rhinoceroses, they may look improbable in the real world, but at least they have a theme they are sticking to. Now if humans try to make something graceful or at least cohesive it usually just goes horribly wrong. I think it’s the lack of evolution urging us to make all the parts serve a common purpose in a particular environment, which would give it a style. In the case of an AGI this would enable the natural development of a specific personality.

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2019, 02:12:48 am »
Takes hindsight of ones terrible disasters I think, to avoid creating abominations forever...    I know im being negative, and maybe being less of an elitest makes sense,  and accepting mistakes shows more wisdom!

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2019, 08:24:59 am »
Now, it may look like I'm doing mere arts and crafts. Minding my own business...

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But its with thses materials that I will take over the WORLD!!!!! Behold with y're unwothy eyes my foolproof pllan!!!!

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Dear God. Someone needs to keep me away from the coffee...


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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2019, 09:26:33 am »
Amazing evil table you have........great desktop.... Looks like a crack bomb of evil !
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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2019, 06:48:25 pm »
If everyone is trying to take over the world at the same time,  theres going to be a bit of an argument about it...

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2019, 05:46:03 pm »
The first attempt. Wiring, magnets, & led, held in a resin cube.

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2019, 06:08:15 pm »
 :D  amazing.    Love!     that looks like it would have been hard to "float" everything in the right places.

I was thinking about doing my mold with see-through resin as well,  looks like what makes a jelly fish.

Have u done your electrical debugging to make sure its working?

I use leds and capacitors to debug my stuff,  because my cheap as multimeter I baught didn't work.  Its not as good for diagnostics but it works a bit.

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #52 on: May 31, 2019, 06:40:47 pm »
I love it too! It was a bit finicky to assemble, but if nothing else, I've figured out how to make a great flea trap. If you breathed on the wrong wire the combined magnetic forces caused everything to implode in a chain reaction. The wires and led stuck to the magnets so I figured out to add a dab of superglue to each connection with the end of a toothpick and let it dry before doing the next one. I was able to test one side of the cube, but that camera battery had too much current...    ;D Soo... Next time I'm adding an internal resistor, maybe even a button cell and a charging circuit.   :)

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #53 on: May 31, 2019, 06:51:41 pm »
Oh no...   if you blow a component its cactus and just a show piece.  be very careful!!  a 9v battery will blow an led as a sureity if its prolonged enough, its just time ticking along before it dips out.

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #54 on: May 31, 2019, 07:08:26 pm »
Yup, definitely need resistors to expand my safety margins. Also the more cubes you attach together the more robust it should be, everything is in parallel! Looking a this thing I got a new attachment idea. Just glue stainless steel wool to each contact. Nice and simple. It will be like magnetic velcro. 

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #55 on: June 16, 2019, 11:08:30 pm »
Found a great deal on tiny rechargeable batteries* and they are on the way, (Electronic Goldmine)*. In the meantime I thought I'd figure out a repeatable wiring scheme, done.  Also managed to make the cubes smaller! Green & Blue are the original size. I guess I'll work on the task of reliably connecting them while I wait for the batteries & conductive glue.

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2019, 12:39:12 am »
I have to say, your little neuron whatsits are very pretty (lit or not).  If you have any spare time left over from working on the AI part, you might consider building some art pieces.

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2019, 03:35:59 am »
Yeah I'm pleasantly surprised. I've stumbled onto a cool design! Much better than circuit boards. Could make some sort of rustic cyberpunk holographic display/comunication device. Like in starwars but very pixelated. Or sci-fi movie/tv props.

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2019, 10:46:02 pm »

The pins have to be sprung,

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Yeah... Korr was right... Here is the latest design.

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Re: Project Thread: building Blinky
« Reply #59 on: July 23, 2019, 04:12:04 pm »
HS,

Those Cubes reminded me of a video I saw a few years ago featuring some robotic cubes.
Who knows where inspiration comes from? Pretty cool at any rate.
Earlier MIT - https://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-hardware/smart-pebble-robots-duplicate-objects
a year later...
From MIT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aZbJS6LZbs

Hit your "way back button" for a look at our friend here, Mr. Tony Ellis, Inventor of Cube World! Providing hours of fun from these magnetic cubes. Sort of like the SIMS in individual Cubes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkWtbDzcYzs

Just showing where an idea can take one and how it can evolve. Good luck HS!!
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