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Thursday, 1 April 2010

Interesting report

This paper by Nicolas Villar talks about a lot of things, but I was fascinated by the use of a "surface network" for the Dallas 1-wire we use, look especially at pdf page 81-84 (page number 63-66). It's a soft surface that you connect things to by driving "spikes" into the self healing rubbery material.

I don't think we can use this because of time constraints and the fact that we need three wires, not just two as they use, but it would have let us get rid of the 32 slot restriction and would look really cool!

1 comment:

  1. The connection "carpet" will help us a lot. We can put how many we want on our map and without loss connection problem. Let's trun clock back two month.