[Blabber] brain hacking continued

SuperLuckyCat crystal at superluckycat.com
Thu Jun 14 16:20:51 EDT 2012


Uhhhh-huuhhhh!!
--Crystal



On Jun 14, 2012, at 4:17 PM, Jeff McCrum wrote:

> Drop the voltage coming into the track to a speed where the cars will never go too fast for the corners even when the controller is fully down.  It means a slower overall race in the straightaways, but a table-sized oval track is going to make every race pretty quick.
> 
> > Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:09:29 -0400
> > From: guan at yang.dk
> > To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org
> > Subject: Re: [Blabber] brain hacking continued
> > 
> > It would be pretty easy to do on a straight line.
> > 
> > I'm not sure our current mind control technology is fast enough for the more precise control you would need to control the car around corners. 
> > 
> > 
> > On Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 16:07 , SuperLuckyCat wrote:
> > 
> > > Ok, this is a totally other thing, but wouldn't brain-controlled slot car racing rock?
> > > --Crystal
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > On Jun 14, 2012, at 4:03 PM, Robert Diamond wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Yeah, I was able to learn how to solve a maze that way!
> > > > 
> > > > On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Guan Yang <guan at yang.dk (mailto:guan at yang.dk)> wrote:
> > > > > Don't forget the machine that dispenses a snack to the winner!
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > On Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 16:00 , SuperLuckyCat wrote:
> > > > > 
> > > > > > Has anybody else seen the version at the Bodies exhibit where you make a metal ball roll across the table? Maybe tug of war should be a different format -- not necessarily the ball & magnet, but I like the physicality. It feels like telekinesis, which adds a lot to the game when it's so simple.
> > > > > > --Crystal
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > On Jun 14, 2012, at 3:52 PM, Jeff McCrum wrote:
> > > > > > > I'd prefer incandescent bulbs for this application to give us a lot more flexibility to adopt to the situation at hand if it needs to be brighter or dimmer as well as being a nicely finished solution with less work by us.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:46:28 -0400
> > > > > > > > From: guan at yang.dk (mailto:guan at yang.dk)
> > > > > > > > To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org)
> > > > > > > > Subject: Re: [Blabber] brain hacking continued
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > I would say a new display using brighter lights, whether it's LEDs or incandescent bulbs.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > We don't have enough boards to dedicate to this unless we are giving up the goal of 12x16 display for Brain Pong.
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > On Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 15:45 , Jeff McCrum wrote:
> > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > Well, that's one of my questions: Is it LED or incandescent bulbs?
> > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:23:49 -0400
> > > > > > > > > > From: dp at danielpacker.org (mailto:dp at danielpacker.org) (mailto:dp at danielpacker.org)
> > > > > > > > > > To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org) (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org)
> > > > > > > > > > Subject: Re: [Blabber] brain hacking continued
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > Don't worry, I'm just busting your bells. Like the bell idea by the
> > > > > > > > > > way. We can use our existing LED boards for this, yes?
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > DP
> > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 2:59 PM, Jeff McCrum <mccrum at hotmail.com (mailto:mccrum at hotmail.com) (mailto:mccrum at hotmail.com)> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > Oh jeepers mister, we have no idea if Guan's code actually works. You still
> > > > > > > > > > > need to hold steady and see if you can Python something together and win
> > > > > > > > > > > this race! Don't let him off the hook that easily. :)
> > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > > Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:57:21 -0400
> > > > > > > > > > > > From: dp at danielpacker.org (mailto:dp at danielpacker.org) (mailto:dp at danielpacker.org)
> > > > > > > > > > > > To: blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org) (mailto:blabber at hackmanhattan.danielpacker.org)
> > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > 
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> > > > > > > > > > > > Subject: Re: [Blabber] brain hacking continued
> > > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > > Okay, I guess the night of programming I had laid out ahead of me is a
> > > > > > > > > > > > moot point?
> > > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > > Phew.
> > > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > > DP
> > > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > > On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Jeff McCrum <mccrum at hotmail.com (mailto:mccrum at hotmail.com) (mailto:mccrum at hotmail.com)> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Now that the programming is done, as evidenced by Guan's code, let's
> > > > > > > > > > > > > really
> > > > > > > > > > > > > talk about the elephant in the room:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > > > > > > > What does this Brain TugOWar thing look like?
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