Self Righting Domino Sculpture

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8 Responses to “Self Righting Domino Sculpture”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I just read the article about having to fake religion and misread the title of this as “Self Righteous Domino Sculpture.”

  2. Itsumishi says:

    I would like to see some kind of complicated multileveled domino sculpture with magnetised dominoes so when the row below starts toppling the magnets right the row above. It would likely be near impossible, but cooler than anything that is electrified.

  3. Anonymous says:

    hey bill! while this project could be done with an arduino or basic stamp, i’d like to give a shoutout for the ++ geek points of using an FPGA (this is what was actually used in this project). when timing counts, nothing beats dedicated silicon :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just started re-reading Douglas Hofstader’s ‘I am a strange loop’. Just finished reading the bit in the Chapter 3 about the ‘domino chainium’ fixed program computer. Cool to see someone got it working for reals!

  5. Tremodian says:

    William, the ephemeral nature, and the frustration you feel, are the point of domino sculpture.

  6. DarwinSurvivor says:

    Would be even cooler with electro magnets, That way you could take the dominoes off :D

  7. Anonymous says:

    anybody remember the ‘domino chainium’ from Douglas Hofstader’s ‘I am a Strange Loop’?

  8. Anonymous says:

    But…but…but, couldn’t that be done with ordinary clockwork? I would love to see a wooden clockwork doing this with a window where you can watch the gears.

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