Monday, November 24, 2008

BASIC Stamp supercomputer

The BASIC Stamp supercomputer is a cool project of humanoido, the system is a small portable cluster with batteries, he remarks the advantages:
  • Smaller
  • Lighter
  • Portable
  • Field operable
  • Runs on batteries
  • Has the greatest number of (I/O)
  • Has the greates number of sensors/variety
  • Lower power consumption
  • Lower unit cost
  • Easy to program

The nodes are 12 Parallax Basic Stamp microcontrollers, many wires and some LCD screens. I love the motivations:
  • Learning experiences & challenges
  • Expanding education & knowledge
  • Gaining useful background for career
  • Research Benefits
  • Extending Basic Stamp power
  • Creating new inventions, ideas, applications
  • Own your own, prestige
  • School project, credit
  • Involvement, sense of great accomplishment
  • Psychological relaxation, Symbolic Value
  • Sharing, making new friends
And the video is the coolest part (great sound!):

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