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Computers & Programming

Computers & Programming

Neural Network Experiment

I suspect that anyone reading my blog will notice that unlike other blogs, I tend to post about things I’m going to do, not things that I’ve done. My latest interest is in neural networks. I think that I have a good grasp of how they work aside…

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Linkage Program

Linkage Temporary Points

[Update: Scroll the update at the end to see new information about all of this] When I first wrote the Linkage software, I knew that if you rotate some points, that they can’t be rotated back to their original positions because of math and rounding issues. I immediately…

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Linkage Program

Darned Planetary Gears

I thought that the Linkage program, with the addition of external gears, would handle a planetary transmission just fine. I was wrong. Aside from the issue of having to drive this with a chain, which is necessary because making the center connector of the gear train an input…

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Linkage Program

Slider Bug in Linkage Software

I found a really weird sliding connector bug. If the connectors B and C are very very close to vertical but not quite exactly vertical, a math problem causes the mechanism to fail at a seemingly random position. In this case, I saw it fail about 3/4 of…

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Linkage Program

Linkage Internal Gears

Someone contacted me asking about planetary [internal] gears. I gave it some thought and implemented it in about 2 hours. A bunch of that time was me figuring out how to automatically find the gear radii based on just the ratio. The gear with the larger ration value…

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Computers & Programming, Games

Tabletop Score Calculator

I hope no one ever thinks that the Tabletop Score Calculator is just a physical calculator that is too big to stick in your pocket! The Tabletop Score Calculator is an iOS app I’m working on that will have virtual score sheets for various tabletop games. After another…

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