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    As a recent experiment, the brain of Penguin Robot
    was disembodied by tapping into and connecting
    it to the BSS Supercomputer.

    In a kind of Brain Cortex collective extension,
    Penguin's brain was made into a parallel cluster of processing
    power, rewiring the original thought processes, creating a hive
    or gang of Synaptic Regio, more closer to mimicking a human's
    brain. Overall, the operation was a great success!

    The brain surgery was simple and accomplished by hand.
    Connect 3 wires, + to Vdd, - to Vss and S to
    P2 on Master Computer MC, as can be seen in
    the photos.

    The power of Penguin's brain became so
    fantastic, that accessing all the power and all
    the sensors and all the peripherals from 12
    computers made it "THE BRAIN" of all brains!



    For one thing, it can access all the data, computational
    power, sensor information, peripherals such as
    EMIC text to speech (Penguin is now talking),
    LCD, uOLED color monitor, PIR, PING))), an
    entire choir of piezo speakers that run at the
    same time, dancing lights, and all kinds of just
    really cool stuff!

    The human mind cannot begin to imagine all the possibilities
    of applications. With only a tiny tether, Penguin now has
    the biggest Brain with 12 computers running
    simultaneously and ability to use up to 192 ports.



    So now little Penguin robot has the tools, software,
    hardware and the power to be even more amazing!

    For even more Brain Power, run the Big Brain
    software by vrossi. It can increase the number of
    programs stored in Penguins Brains whenever the
    computer is a Basic Stamp with more than one 2K
    bank of EEPROM (i.e. BS2p24, BS2p40, BS2pe,
    BS2px, etc.).

    For more info about the BSS Supercomputer:
    http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=765140

    For information and plans to build your own BSS Supercomputer,
    check the latest edition of Penguin Tech Magazine posted in the
    Parallax Robotics Forum.

    For more information about the vrossi Big Brain
    software:

    http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=765432

    humanoido

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    Another great idea, humanoido !

    I have added a new Penguin Supercomputer page on the Penguin Robot Society Web Site, so that any new development in this area can be found there:

    www.p-robot.com/index.php/basic-stamp-supercomputers/97-penguin-supercomputer-model.html

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    Making the link wireless would be the next step. Then you could have the benefits with no tether.

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    Awesome web page - thanks vrossi! Myself and the PRS
    appreciate this fine accomplishment.

    Chris, I like the idea of making the Penguin Robot
    link to supercomputer wireless. But where would I begin?
    Being so technically well versed, can you suggest some
    hardware? RF, BlueTooth, etc.?

    The receiver would need to be relatively small to backpack
    on Penguin, while the transmitter could mount on the top
    rack level 6, tray 11, and not need to have such a small
    footprint, although small is highly beneficial to maintain the
    highest degree of supercomputer portability.

    Earlier I had thoughts about using infrared but this may
    work better for sending burst commands and not continuous
    data streams due to the nature of IR circuitry and its
    behavior.

    I remain very enthusiastic about trying out wireless.
    I believe this is the wave of the future with robots, where
    our supercomputers will provide data links with streams of
    artificial intelligence.

    humanoido
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    I haven’t really been researching RF equipment lately…I have seen a lot of small solutions listed on various websites and perhaps one would be just what you need to do this. Obviously due to small size some clever thinking is in order. But after the Super Computer I know you’re up to the challenge! =)

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    WHat about useing something like this

    http://www.parallax.com/Store/Access...%2cProductName
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    That looks like a great idea! It seems just manageable too
    in terms of physical size. It specs out at only 10ma which is good.
    Range is quoted at up to 500 feet line of sight which is plenty.
    I hope to develop this system, and have the Supercomputer act as
    a remote brain for Penguin Robot. But it's all about parts...
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    Somewhere on these forums there are plans for making rf communication through walkie-talkies. I'm not sure who it was, but maybe you'll be able to find the post later. If you do it this way, you could get one of those nice walkie-talkies with a 5 mile range, giving you extra capabilities with your penguin.

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    The walkie-talkie idea is also a good one. I'm not sure
    if these are sold in Asia or even allowed. The physical
    size may also be slightly larger than the Parallax
    transceivers, but for a gain from 500 feet to 5 miles,
    we can deal with it. I'm sure those kid walkie-talkies
    are sold everywhere, and they have a quarter mile
    range, around 1,320-feet, certainly enough range
    for in-house experiments and desktop Penguin robots.
    I'll keep this in mind. Was it a simple hack?

    humanoido
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    How about a wireless router on the stationary supercomputer and a USB adapter on the robot?
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    It looks like FRS wireless walkie-talkies are of no use for data, as
    discussed in this link, due to Federal Government Controls.

    http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=766077
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    Here it is humanoido:

    http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?p=759557

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    Thanks for the link. Probably need to replace the ham radios with
    part 15 walkie-talkies. I only need communications in one room.
    I didn't find any at the toy store but will keep looking.
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