Matthew sez, "This is a GA I wrote to design a little car for a specific terrain. It runs in real-time in Flash.
The fitness function is the distance travelled before the red circles hit the ground, or time runs out. The degrees of freedom are the size and initial positions of the four circles, and length, spring constant and damping of the eight springs. The graph shows the 'mean' and 'best' fitness."
There’s still magic in the world, as evidenced by this fairy’s-eye view of Children’s Fairyland, that charming 70-year-old storybook theme park in Oakland, California. You might remember that when I’m not blogging, I work with Fairyland. WELL… months before we were mandated to shelter in place, a local photographer, Stephen Loewinsohn, contacted our team at […]
We’ve been writing about Lea Redmond since 2009 here on Boing Boing. She’s just one of those kind of people who consistently makes neat things — a real Happy Mutant! Well, her latest creative venture is Home Sweet Home, an activity deck for kids (and the young at heart). It offers inspiring prompts for whimsical, […]
Listed at $159,900 this 1,075 square-foot home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is bland on the outside but features rooms with outer space, submarine, tropical island, and moonbase motifs. The owners put a lot of work into it!
We all love home smart speakers like the Amazon Alexa. But as functional as this home assistant can be, it’s got one nearly indisputable flaw. The Alexa speaker itself just isn’t very good. Oh sure, for voice commands or asking questions or trying to order a pizza, the fidelity quality of the Alexa is fine. […]
We’ve all had the dream at some point. You walk to center stage, ax in hand…and you shred. Thousands of adoring fans drink in every note from your six-stringed hammer of the gods — and the applause and adulation is deafening. The life of a guitar hero and rock idol has been a dream of […]
Over the past five years, Apple has done its typically thorough job in making the case for its Apple Watch becoming THE name in indispensable wrist wear. With each year’s generation offering new features and upgrades, even skeptics are starting to see the value of smart-enabled watches. Heck, even the time-honored Swiss watch industry is […]