Monday, 30 January 2012

MANIAC & Arthur

Two hardware cellular automata development systems.  


For a background on these cellular automata modules please see research at noyzelab.com, this page and the Ulamizer-II pages here and here + 

Burraston, D. (2011) Creativity, Complexity and Reflective Practice, in Candy, L. and Edmonds, E. eds. Interacting: Art, Research and the Creative Practitioner, Libri Publishing Ltd. Oxford.


Anyone interested in collaborating (or assisting in research funding these projects) please email me : dave [at] noyzelab [dot] com

MANIAC:

Composite video out, MIDI in/out, PS2 keybd, stereo audio out, 8 cell gates out, clock in/out, sundry control switches, USB programmers port






Arthur:
Composite video out, MIDI in/out, PS2 keybd, stereo audio out, voltage in x 8 (2 x log pots, 2 x lin pots, 4 x sockets), voltage out x 2 sockets, 8 x cell gates out, clock in/out, sundry control switches, USB programmers port






Videos of the modules being tested via MIDI OUT to Yamaha FS1R synthesizer


Video output on these modules is using composite video, although I have versions with VGA output too. I am awaiting delivery of an oLED display, which I am quite interested to try out for a very small handheld battery powered version. There are also some small wireless modules for these, but no images as yet. These use common Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) modules, allowing for up to 250kbs data transfer, and range anything up to 1km or so on a good day :)