LED Tetris Tie

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15 Responses:

  1. Jesper says:

    Discreet and discrete.

  2. NelC says:

    I need that for my next job interview.

  3. Timmyson says:

    His tie is not very good at Tetris.

    • jwz says:

      An optimal Tetris Tie AI would only be lit at the bottom and would be less interesting. Think it through, man.

      • Zygo says:

        Keeping the light mostly at the bottom would save LED power, so there can be more Tetris between battery charges.

        An AI would find the amount of horizontal space on the tie challenging. Tetris and its clones offer 8-10 horizontal positions, while the tie has only 4. This seems to make the game significantly harder, which is good news for Tetris Tie audiences.

        Assuming a good AI, it would be trivial to play randomly until the tie was sufficiently lit up, then turn the AI on to burn the block pile down a little. The AI's skill level could also be controlled by the battery level or room brightness or something.

        Optimal AI is very unlikely, though. The state of the art in production Tie Computing has 2.5KB of RAM. This particular tie wasn't built from state-of-the-art components, and uses half of its RAM for the LED framebuffer alone. The more advanced genetic or deep-tree-search Tetris algorithms from the interwebs will not run on it, and borrowing a nearby smartphone supercomputer for its processing power would be cheating.

  4. VinhB says:

    I would totally buy that! Name a price!

  5. James says:

    Please be advised of self-assembling flying robots.

    • jwz says:

      I saw it. I think it's weak. There's no in-flight reconfiguration, so all it is is a static object with props in funny places.

    • James says:

      Please be further advised that the video embed worked just fine in preview.

      • jwz says:

        The embed works fine.

        • James says:

          Immediately after "Post Comment" it looked like an empty box with a couple of extra horizontal lines at the bottom. Some weeks ago I tried another one that stayed that way, but I can't find it now.

          • jwz says:

            I've seen that on occasion, and it doesn't make any sense to me. Reload always fixes it. Some kind of browser-side race, I guess.

  6. David Hoover says:

    So when do we get the Dali Clock tie?

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