[vcf-midatlantic] das blinkenlights

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 19:59:02 EDT 2020


There is a cool program that I run on my pidp8 called deeper thought that
could be put into a raspberry pi.  Or just set up some caps and resistors
that vary, with a 555 time to generate some random like effect
Bill

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 7:49 PM Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> A sufficiently complex pattern will give the impression of randomness and
> keep it from getting tedious to look at.
>
> On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 7:47 PM Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>
> > I have some front panels that I'd like to blink like in the movies.
> >
> > Since the human brain likes to find patterns, I suspect that
> >
> > pure random numbers are nowhere as satisfying as some patterns.
> >
> > Has anyone done research on that?
> >
> >
> >
> > Of course, I'll have multiple modes such as Conway's Life,
> >
> > counting in various ways, ring counters, etc.
> >
> >
> >
> > -- jeff jonas
> >
> >
>


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