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The Joy of Logic.

There was an excellent program on BBC 4 last night - The Joy Of Logic, introduced by Prof Dave Cliff (the guy who wrote the 'Zip' trading algorithm, if that means anything to you).

It follows the development of logic from the ancient Greeks up to the present day in an intelligent but acccessible form with a great demo being a computer made from children (without removing their brains) performing an addition function.  It also highlights the major figures in the development of logic, and the trials and tribulations along the way (curse you, Godel!).

MintyProbe, the Altoid can logic probe

Inspired by Andersen and CTC, I am putting together a Logic Probe Kit consisting of:
     MintyProbe, a tiny 3.5"x2.25"x.75" Logic probe with 2x16 LCD Screen able to:
                Detect High, Low, Floating Inputs
                Signal Pulse Length
                Voltage readout (5V and Under)

Would anyone be interested in an XMOS challenge?

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UPDATE:

The 9.9 version of the XMOS Development Tools is now available:

Super Brilliant Avoid Obstacle Strategies - Open Question

I have built a Bot with Arduino as MCU and wish to give it a life of its own.

Has anyone Created a "Super Brilliant" Strategy for avoiding obstacles ?.

So far my bot does this (rather On/Off control) :-

(1) When it detects an object Right it turns Left until the coast is clear and carries on with its original direction.

(2) When it detects an object Left it turns Right until coast is clear and carries on with its original direction.