Nikos' Fibonacci Spiral Challenge

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  • Is there a place in perdition for perpetual punners?

    Most definitely.
    In science there is no authority. There is only experiment.
    Life is unpredictable. Eat dessert first.
  • We'll always make room for one more!



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    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,707
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    Pungatory. It is said to to be pun-ishing.

    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • Whit wrote: »
    Pungatory. It is said to to be pun-ishing.

    Groan!!!
    In science there is no authority. There is only experiment.
    Life is unpredictable. Eat dessert first.
  • famous old saying.....A pun is something that groans on you. But we really shouldn't encourage Whit. I have seen him at his Whittiest.
    Carol Lynn Hazlett
    carolhaz391@gmail.com

    In the birthing of any machine there is that moment when it actually works. It is always fresh and astounding for me...............Red Whittaker

  • OUCH!

    Spirals? Anyone?
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,707
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    erco wrote: »
    We'll always make room for one more!

    I prefer the Robotic priest at the altar reading the Bible in the inverted Chicago Bulls logo!


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    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • Somebody had to do it.
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    Carol Lynn Hazlett
    carolhaz391@gmail.com

    In the birthing of any machine there is that moment when it actually works. It is always fresh and astounding for me...............Red Whittaker

  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,707
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    Somebody had to do it.

    You are right... but it should have been me. ;-)

    Bravo Carol - another triumph!
    For fun see my comment here - http://forums.parallax.com/discussion/comment/1369893/#Comment_1369893



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    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • Fantastic job Carol, yes Bravo!

    Ken, there's your new logo, let's make some hats!
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • I need to straighten out the lettering a little, improve the spacing and am still working on getting a better picture.
    Carol Lynn Hazlett
    carolhaz391@gmail.com

    In the birthing of any machine there is that moment when it actually works. It is always fresh and astounding for me...............Red Whittaker

  • Somebody had to do it.

    Amazing Carol!
    Did you use the "Alphabet for s2 robot?"
  • No, I did not know about the Alphabet for S2. Thanks for the link! I will check this out. Maybe this will make better looking letters. The letters I used for the picture I did by trial, error and a little math.
    Carol Lynn Hazlett
    carolhaz391@gmail.com

    In the birthing of any machine there is that moment when it actually works. It is always fresh and astounding for me...............Red Whittaker

  • Is there any specialist with electronic cigarettes in this forum?

    Erco, are you familiar with this topic?
  • NikosG wrote: »
    Is there any specialist with electronic cigarettes in this forum?

    Erco, are you familiar with this topic?

    No, and please don't start "vaping"!

    Related Ebay "smoke" items:

    18350 Li-Ion cells for e-cigarettes: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-18350-1200mAh-3-7V-Li-ion-lion-Rechargeable-Battery-VH-/111890188501

    Ultrasonic mister: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mist-Mister-Water-air-Humidifier-Fountain-Fogger-Pond-Replacement-ultrasonic-SC2-/221878291765
    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,707
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    Whit wrote: »
    Okay - here is the best effort yet on the EXTREMELY low-tech LED Dot Matrix printer for the S2 that I posted about above. The only modification to the S2 is tape over the programming port and Blue Power LED to stop light bleed.

    Code is written entirely on the GUI and uses Sub-routines for different LED configurations. The time-lapse photo is a bit shaky because it is over 2 minutes long. Remember to that this is a pass left to right for the top of each letter, a turn and a pass right to left for the bottom of each letter - alignment and rotation of that critical turn are done by trial and error - only in the GUI!

    Code attached as is the sketch from above for the pattern and the photo (Software version 2, Trail 3.1).

    Edit: Just noting that the gap on the "O!" is on the side following the turn - so to fix this - the turn should be tighter and less final rotation - that way, the "O!" should be more closed and the "H" will not be compressed. Otherwise - alignment is pretty good.

    Here is the latest on this with a new photo, GUI code and New Dot Matrix diagram. (I am getting it more dialed in - as I have said the turn is the trickiest part - LED separate pass alignment vertically and horizontally and over the length of the word.) I am working on some other info and full documentation on this and will start a new thread and publish it all there. For now, enjoy this... This is a good compliment I think to Nikos S2 Alphabet.
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,707
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    I put the instructions for the light pen on my facebook page and on Robothon's page. Go to either facebook.com/Robothon or facebook.com/CarolLynnHazlett.

    Carol, I want a photo of this with your really cool new light rig - when you get back home! Code attached.


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    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • NikosGNikosG Posts: 605
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    [/quote]

    Here is the latest on this with a new photo, GUI code and New Dot Matrix diagram. (I am getting it more dialed in - as I have said the turn is the trickiest part - LED separate pass alignment vertically and horizontally and over the length of the word.) I am working on some other info and full documentation on this and will start a new thread and publish it all there. For now, enjoy this... This is a good compliment I think to Nikos S2 Alphabet.
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    Whit, All this work is Amazing!
    Some years ago I had started to do something very similar inspired from
    Gareth's "Led brush" (see the project: S2 Parallax Scribbler UV series... Part 3 of 5 :- Chinese Brush Strokes "Eternity") but I gave up because I started the project with th Artist. I still have an array of 30 Leds 3mm on my desk waiting for action.....
  • NikosGNikosG Posts: 605
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    No, and please don't start "vaping"!
    ......
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    No I hate smoking and I know that "Vaping" is much more dangerous than classic smoking... I hate both....

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    But these guys can make some amazing spirals with smoke in the air (see 2:27 till 3:42 on the video above)
    The question is which one is the best device for smoke production and with the best duration for aerial spirals with a quadcopter
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,707
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    NikosG wrote: »
    But these guys can make some amazing spirals with smoke in the air (see 2:27 till 3:42 on the video above)
    The question is which one is the best device for smoke production and with the best duration for aerial spirals with a quadcopter

    Fascinating idea Nikos - now I understand your question! What about those fog machines too?
    The last of these video might be the most promising and light weight....

    http://www.partycity.com/category/halloween+costumes/decorations+party+supplies/fog+machines.do






    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • The first one is too heavy for the ELEV-8 and also consume a lot of power.
    (remember we have only a 12V battery in the air)

    The other two, I think are out of the question, because you can't use (at least is not practical) candles and dry ice..... It is too difficult to manipulate a candle or dry ice from distance and keep them ready for use at any time....

    The only solution is the Atomizers (not all, but some of them) ... And believe me it works.....
    But you must choose the right atomizer...
  • NikosG wrote: »
    The only solution is the Atomizers (not all, but some of them) ... And believe me it works.....
    But you must choose the right atomizer...

    Can't wait to see your solution!

    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • NikosGNikosG Posts: 605
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    I'm still waiting patiently an accessory from e-bay, as my first purchase (from March) canceled.....!!! Unfortunately I can't find the product I want here in Greece.......

    Till then look at these really small remote controlled foggers:
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=6ps4x90Y-BE
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    1) "Wireless Remote for Look Tiny FX and CX Foggers" (it costs 520 $)
    2) "Look Tiny S Fogger" (It has Rental price 130$ per day, 390$ pes week and $1,170 per month)!!!!!!

    They are very expensive I think......
    My "RC smoke machine" will be the same size, much more cheaper and I hope more or at least the same effective...
  • That one looks pretty good, at 22 amps peak it must put out a lot of smoke!

    I'm wondering how far away you'd have to vent it. Maybe a tall smoke stack out of the top to prevent it from getting mixed up in the props?
  • NikosGNikosG Posts: 605
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    xanadu wrote: »

    ......I'm wondering how far away you'd have to vent it. Maybe a tall smoke stack out of the top to prevent it from getting mixed up in the props?

    Good point xanadu....
    Something like that: ?
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  • Yes, copter with a smoke stack! I miss living in an area where I could test such things.
  • Wanted: 5+ ELEV-8's with smoke flying inline for Miller Squadron Skytyping.

    http://www.skytypers.com/downloads/Skytyping_Brand_Brochure.pdf

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    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Yup, only would take 5 to do a dot matrix.

    Infernal Machine
  • xanadu wrote: »
    Yes, copter with a smoke stack!

    Maybe Santa will leave Nikos a present...


    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
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