We’ve made some progress with the RoboCop prototype.
Here’s a miniature version we’ve put together. We’re using an FSR to trigger an audio track (as of now, “Toxic” by Britney Spears) and the arm choreography. The basic motion of the arms is working well, although I’ll need to rewrite some of the code to make it more flexible.
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/80243252 w=640]
We’ve also started to play with some more powerful servos.
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/80243091 w=640]
Very thrashy, just like real police!
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/80242966 w=640]
Here are my new business cards. Feel free to print your own. Also, let me know if you’d like a complimentary email address at GreetingsFellowAlienatedSubjectOfLateCapitalism.com.
Here are some alternatives.
We’ve put together a bill of materials for the Robocop project. This includes almost everything we’ll need – minus a power supply which we haven’t quite figured out yet, and a some simple mounting pieces.
We also have a rudimentary systems diagram:
A persistent simulation, visualized with P5.js
I’d like to continue working on my “eat/mate/die” sketch, expanding on three or four aspects of the project.
1) Add more simulated behaviors:
- Passing on traits and evolution
- Familial bonding
- Death, mourning
- Farming, resources
- Property relations
- Conflict, police
2) Use the behaviors to tell stories in text. I’m already logging important life events for each creature, so I would just need to expand on this feature.
4) If possible I’d also like to add the ability for users to interact with the world, likely by manipulating the environment to either help or hinder its inhabitants. Individual users would wield powers over the world in a kind of pantheistic sense – each in charge and able to manipulate a different a aspect of simulated life.
A library of important (to me) texts, illustrated with animated gifs.
I started this off already with this sketch of the Communist Manifest. I’d like to continue the project, by 1) porting my code to P5.js so that it can live online and 2) gif-ifying other texts, but with a different look and feel for each one. Possible texts by: Kafka, Spinoza, Foucault, Artaud etc.
Port The Nature of Code to P5.js
It would be great to port over all the examples from Nature of Code to P5.js.