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    Domino Logic

    Only certain people will appreciate how brilliant this is...

    Domino Logic

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SudixyugiX4"]YouTube - Domino Domino Logic[/ame]

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    Re: Domino Logic

    Now we just need to find a way to make a robot that can use these logic gates to run a program. Didn't you have a demo of a robotic arm playing with dominos? This may require utilizing a stereoscopic vision system to track which dominoes have fallen down. This also complicates using touch sensors. Every time a touch sensor is tripped we will have to reset all of the dominos.

    Thanks for another distraction.

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    Re: Domino Logic

    So dominoes join the ever-growing fraternity of "things that can work like switches." I guess that was only a matter of time.

    One could imagine great one-time-only computations being done, except that it would require miles of smooth floor, billions of tiles, and no one -- anywhere -- bumping into anything.

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    I guess I'm one of those unable to appreciate what it all means... so for the rest of us artsy fartsy types, and kinetic / mechanical minded folks... try this for size: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKpKgNj6a9I"]YouTube - Kinetic Sculpture[/ame]
    -Crabfu

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    Dominoes have been able to be used this way for a long time. Being mainly a digital guy, I totally appreciate the "circuitry" and ingenuity of these creations. It's a digital beauty!

    These basic gates - AND, OR, and NOT, are the basis of all computers. Even the NAND, NOR, and XOR gates are created from just those three basic gates. All a microprocessor, microcontroller (as in system on chip), and a PC really understand is ON and OFF. It's the combination of those switches that makes the difference.

    Millions, Billions, and more on and off switches (BITS, BI-nary digi-TS). That's all any computer is. Any computer circuit can be constructed from these basic elements.

    Isn't it great?

    Welcome to Digital 101.

    8-Dale
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    Re: Domino Logic

    Very discreet.
    I Void Warranties�

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    Re: Domino Logic

    I dig Brings me back to the two semesters I took in EE.

    �In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed�
    - Charles Darwin

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    Re: Domino Logic

    Ok, I have the cover off the computer and a magnifying glass, but I still can't see those little dominos fall.
    Can someone loan me a microscope!

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    Re: Domino Logic

    Sure!
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