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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!).

How do you program a screen with Arduino?

How do you program a tv screen? I want to do it with arduino, so I can put it on one of my current robots, an entertaining stationary robot head on my desk. I provided some pics of the screen I'm using. Please comment.

 

I have a TV B Gone from Adafruit so I just made this one to see if I could. I did however want to make one that was smaller, easier to hide, and cheaper. Since the … Read more

Scavenging

I dissasembled my broken TV and got alot of random stuff. Is there anything useful there? I found a diode and a IR reciever and alot of buttons and caps and resistors, and alot of stuff i cant identify yet, i will post pictures of it when i dissasemble it... What special parts should i look for? =D

 

Does anyone else break stuff to get parts from it?