Billy Pettit real disappointment
ploopster at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 08:36:15 CDT 2007
Jules Richardson wrote:
> Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> I thing it would probably be interesting to make a computer where the
>> building blocks would be tetrahedra, and you would bolt them together
>> in 3D configurations. Can you make an icosahedron out of tetrahedra?
> Hmm... a parallel Buckyball computer - now there's an idea. IIRC it's
> mainly octagons with a few pentagons - maybe construct the thing from
> octagonal computing surfaces with interconnects at the edges, then use
> the pentagons as way of communicating with the outside world (and
> routing power, cooling etc. into the inside of the device?
> I like a bit of sillyness with my morning coffee ;-)
> (does PCB fab equipment even exist that can lay out boards with anything
> other than a NSEW arrangement? Whilst I've seen some funny shaped PCBs,
> I don't think I've ever seen a mass-produced board with components at
> weird angles)
Look at a BTX-spec motherboard sometime.
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