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Spaghetti code

2002-08-01 17:33:41+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

I got the AR-16 relay control system that Meuon recommended in yesterday, and started taking apart the system we're going to control. I have a new respect for people whose native programming language is hardware timers and relays, and who juggle 220v and 110v parts around in the same circuit, but I also now know the true definition of spaghetti code; only one color of wire in that whole damned control box. But I just got the device turning and locking under computer control. Cool.

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#Comment made: 2002-08-01 23:52:15+00 by: TC

OooooH that looks like fun. Whatcha using it for?

#Comment made: 2002-08-02 00:38:47+00 by: meuon

Yea.. I control a 14 lanes of a gun range with it.. What are you doing with an adult erector set and such toys.. Enquiring minds want to know :)

#Comment made: 2002-08-05 23:21:06+00 by: Dan Lyke

We're hanging mannequins from a rig with fairly precise geometry, taking pictures of 'em with a moderately high res digital camera with assorted different lighting scenarious, then doing matte extraction to get combinations of clothing and mannequin. That we build the mannequins to fairly tight tolerances, and that we know the geometry of the rig and control the lighting, means that we have clothing that we can comp with other clothing, mannequins, and virtual images using the mannequin geometry as reference, in all sorts of cool and groovy ways.

If you're a manufacturer or purchaser of clothing and need high quality mannequins without a year lead time, or systems for fit conformance using those mannequins, or just want many of the advanges of virtual clothing without the high costs of accurately modeling and simulating cloth, we got your stuff.