I really want blue apples, how do I make blue apples? Answered

Is there any way to make blue apples? My Quest is to make blue apples that are not only blue but also taste good I will not stop until I succeed!!! P.S. If I succeed on my own I will share with everyone the secret of blue apples!

Question by Slayerfan666 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


Is there any way you can play music on an ipod touch over the speakers of a macbook via bluetooth?

i know something similar is possible because this says so, but that site only says it for pc and i want to know if it is possible on a mac... thank you

Question by orangecrush 8 years ago


what is the best way to sell a used ipod nano 4th gen? Answered

It is a blue ipod nano with very few scratches. i will be including a sports strap, and a regular rubber case.  anyone have any suggestions to find out how i could get the best price?

Question by yankeee7 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I can't see images on this site?

OK, well, I just got a new computer, and most of the images on this site come up as question marks in a blue box. Any ideas? I'm running- Safari 5.0.5 iMac 21.5in  i5 3.6 GHz 4GB DDR3 RAM 512MB VRAM ATI HD 5670 Also, it works on my other favorite sites(IGN, Armorgames, minecraftforum.net)  

Question by builder968 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How do I connect an apple "Mini DVI To Video Adapter" to a TV

I just bought an Apple "Mini DVI To Video Adapter" from micro center and my TV doesnt seem to read it at all? So far I have done this.1 Opened Mini DVI adapter carefully without breaking it2 Plugged into my macbooks mini DVI port 3 Plugged a standard S video cable from my macbook to my TV 4 Opened up the correct video output on my tv5 Got no signal on the correct input : (6 Jiggled the adapter around and my macbooks screen went blue for a second 7 nothing on the TV still8 Got frustrated and posted a forum thread about itWhat am I doing wrong can someone please help me!And yes I am using a Macbook and this Adapter

Topic by jackillac92 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Failed Experimentation : AI : My new creature is alive !

.It's alive !Alive, yes, but not as much intelligent than expected ..........Instead of watching a stupid movie at TV, I decided to write a tiny AI programme all in PHP.My goal was to get some functionalities comparable to logic programming languages like Prolog.In simpler words : I wanted to create a programme that could learn facts, and find the solutions to some logical problems.For instance :> blue is colour.Okay.> carrot is vegetable.Okay.> blue is colour ?Yes.> blue is vegetable ?No.> carrot is colour ?No.etc.So far, I can teach it facts in the form of 3-words-affirmations, and I can ask it questions and definitions, and the creature is able to find some connections between facts.Experimentation #1 : > red is colour.Okay> black is colour.Okay> orange is colour.Okay> orange is fruit.Okay(Here, we have a trap : orange is both a color and a fruit.)> red is colour ?Yes> black is fruit ?No> orange is colour ?Yes> orange is fruit ?Yes(Good. The beast did not fall in the trap.)> translate : red- "colour"> translate : orange- "colour"- "fruit"> translate : colour- "red"- "black"- "orange"Good ! The beast can give a sense to the words it learned.Experimentation #2 :> Paul is human.Okay> human eat fruit.Okay> apple is fruit.Okay> human is animal.Okay> animal eat meat.Okay> animal is mortal.OkayNow, let's see if it can "chain" the facts in a logical manner :> translate : Paul- "human"Here it should have replied : "human", "animal" and "mortal", since human are animals, and animals are mortal ...Let's see how it defines "Paul" :> define : Paul- Paul is humanMy creature seems obviously narrow minded ...Let's quiz it now :> Paul is apple ?No> Paul is fruit ?No> Paul is human ?Yes> human is Paul ?Yes> Paul is Paul ?Yes> Paul eat fruit ?Yes> Paul eat apple ?Yes> Paul is animal ?Yes> Paul eat meat ?No> Paul is mortal ?YesAs we can see, it successfully (and surprisingly) replied correctly to each question by connecting facts together, excepted for "Paul eat meat ?".At this question, it should have replied "yes", since it knows that "Paul is human", "human is animal" and "animal eat meat". But it did not ... ... and it's bizarre since it can reply correctly to "Paul is mortal ?", from "Paul is human", "human is animal" and "animal is mortal", or to "Paul eat apple ?" from "Paul is human", " human eat fruit" and "apple is fruit" ...Interesting, isn't it ? =o)If you want, you can submit your facts and questions to my experimental creature (which has no name yet) =o)What would be interesting also, is to confront it to a "paradox" just to see how it behaves ! =o)20080625 : For those of you who would like to have a look at the guts of the beast, here is available the source code.However, keep it mind it's a spaghetti-code and many function names are in french (as well as comments).Also, this version relies on MySQL to store and query facts (I'm planning to replace it with simple arrays though), which make the code slightly more complicated than required ...The main code makes less than 250 lines =o)There is no direct input interface : instead, it use scripts (exp_*.php) that call functions. For example :declarer("red","is","colour"); // <---- declarationsdeclarer("black","is","colour");declarer("orange","is","colour");declarer("orange","is","fruit");verifier("red","is","colour"); // <---- questionsverifier("black","is","fruit");verifier("orange","is","colour");verifier("orange","is","fruit");... which is slightly more complicated than what I showed above for the sake of comprehension and simplification !

Topic by chooseausername 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


For sale Brand New Nokia N73 Music Edition for just $165

HIGH SERVICE INTERNATIONAL LTD suppliers to the world, specializing in the wholesale trade of GSM, LAPTOPS,NAVIGATORS,PLASMA, DIGITAR CAMERAR, CAMCORDER and CDMA cellular phones. We import, export and trade major brands such as Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG just to name a few. We ships worldwide. you can contact us through Email:brucewale@doramail.com .Here are some of our product. Nokia 6085 ...................$158 Nokia 8800 Sirocco ...........$190 Nokia 2610 ...................$135 NOKIA 2310 ...................$136 Nokia 1112 ...................$120 Nokia 6136 ...................$140 Nokia 6133 ...................$138 Nokia 6131 ...................$139 Nokia 6070 ...................$140 NOKIA 9500....................$200 Nokia 7610....................$120 Nokia 6680....................$130 NOKIA 9300....................$140 Nokia N70.....................$160 Nokia N71 ....................$162 Nokia N72 ....................$163 Nokia N73.....................$165 Nokia N75 ....................$170 Nokia N76 ....................$160 Nokia N77 ....................$170 Nokia N80.....................$170 Nokia N90.....................$180 Nokia N91.....................$190 Nokia N92.....................$190 Nokia N93.....................$200 Nokia N93i ...................$210 Nokia N95 ....................$200 Nokia 5300 ...................$155 Nokia 5200 ...................$150 Nokia 6288 ...................$165 Nokia 6125 ...................$139 Nokia 6103 ...................$140 Nokia 6233 ...................$142 Nokia 6234 ...................$143 Nokia 6284 ...................$141 Nokia 9300i ..................$190 Nokia 6131 ...................$160 Nokia 6110 Navigator .........$180 Nokia 6290 ...................$170 Nokia 6086 ...................$165 nOKIA 6300 ...................$160 Nokia 2626 ...................$150 NOKIA 7380....................$150 Nokia 7370 ...................$160 Nokia 7370....................$140 Nokia E61.....................$135 Nokia E63 ....................$140 Nokia 3250 ...................$140 Nokia 6708 ...................$142 Nokia 6280 ...................$140 Nokia 6270 ...................$139 Nokia 6111 ...................$137 Nokia 6060 ...................$140 Nokia E90 ....................$160 Nokia E65i....................$155 Nokia E61i ...................$140 Nokia 6234....................$125 Nokia 7710....................$145 Nokia 7360 ...................$143 SONY ERICSSION PRODUCT Sony Ericsson J210i...........$120 Sony Ericsson J300i...........$122 Sony Ericsson K300i...........$123 Sony Ericsson K508i...........$132 Sony Ericsson K600i...........$128 Sony Ericsson K608i...........$127 Sony Ericsson S600i...........$134 Sony! 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Apple 512 MB iPod Shuffle MP3 Player...40USD Apple 4 GB iPod Mini Blue M9436LL/A....45USD Apple 2 GB iPod Nano..................50USD Apple 4 GB iPod Nano...................60USD Apple 30 GB iPod Vidoe................110USD Apple 60 GB iPod Vidoe................150USD NEXTEL i930 ................. $130 NEXTEL i860...................$150 Nextel i870...................$120 JUICY COUTURE SIDEKICK Juicy couture sidekickii......$130 T-Mobile mister cartoon ...$150 T-Mobile MDA ........$200 NOW RELEASED SIDEKICk 3.......$200 Qtek 9000 ....................$200 Qtek 9100 ....................$180 Qtek 8100.....................$160 Qtek 2020i....................$120 Qtek 1010.....................$100 Qtek 8080.....................$165 Qtek 8310.....................$160 Qtek 9090.....................$170 TOM TOM GO TOM TOM GO 500............... $130 TOM TOM GO 510............... $195 TOM TOM GO 700............... $200 TOM TOM GO 910............... $250 TOM TOM GO 300............... $180 Motorola 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............................. $170 Samsung SPH-i330 ......................... $170 Samsung SCH-A890 ..........................$180 BenQ PHONES M580 ......................................$220 U700 ......................................$250 z2 ......................................$230 M315 ......................................$210 M350 ......................................$210 P50 .......................................$210 P31 .......................................$205 Eten PHONES M600+ .....................................$220 G500 .....................................$210 M600 .....................................$210 M500 ......................................$200 P300 ......................................$190 P700 ......................................$200 XCute PHONES DV80 ......................................$200 DV50 ......................................$190 DV2 ......................................$180 DV1 ......................................$180 VK Mobile PHONES VK2200 ....................................$220 VK7000 ....................................$250 VK5000 ....................................$230 VK4000 ....................................$220 VK4500 ....................................$220 HAIER PHONES N60 ........................................$250 T3000 ......................................$245 V7000 .....................................$260 V280 .......................................$255 BLACKBERRY PHONES 8707V .................................... $220 8700C .................................... $200 7100X .................................... $230 7100V ................................... $220 7730 .................................... $230 IMATE JASJAR PRODUCT I-MATE Smartflip ............ $130 I-MATE JAMin ................ $200 I-MATE JASJAR ............... $230 I-MATE K-JAM ................ $130 I-MATE SP5 .............. ....$140 I-MATE SP5m ............. ....$120 I-MATE SP4m ................. $125 I-MATE JAM Black ............ $120 I-MATE JAM .................. $115 I-MATE PDA2 ................. $150 I-MATE PDA2k ................ $140 I-MATE SP3i ................. $110 I-MATE SP3 .................. $110 I-MATE Pocket PC ......... ...$120 I-MATE Smartphone2 .......... $100 I-MATE Smartphone ........... $100 our product are brand new unlocked , for more product details you can contact us through email. Thanks

Topic by blake01 12 years ago


F/S: nokia n95,motorola Q,sidekick 3,xbox 360,playstation

Dear Valuable Buyers,JONQUET VENTURE INC are Independent Legal Company With An Import & Export License ; specializing in the wholesale trade of GSM, LAPTOPS,NAVIGATORS,PLASMA, DIGITAR CAMERAR, CAMCORDER and CDMA cellular phones. We import, export and trade major brands such as Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG just to name a few. Gimik Trade International Ltd ships worldwide. What do you require today? Give us the opportunity to earn your business.Contact: worldventures_inc@yahoo.com jonquetventures@hotmail.comHere are some of our present stock:Samsung D900. .. ..220usdSamsung E770. .....220usdSamsung E900.. ....220usdSamsung X820. .....200usdSamsung Z400.......1800usdSamsung D600.......160usd.Benefon Twing. ....220usdBenq Siemens.. . ...230usdBlackberry Paerl. . 230usdLg Chocolate......200usdLg U890............220usdQtekQtek 8500 ....... 150usdQtek S200 ....... 180usdQtek 9000 ....... 250usdQtek 8310 ....... 200usdNEXTEL PHONES.Nextel i930-----120usdNextel i860-----150usdNextel i870-----180usdMotorola Kkrz1. ...150usdMotorola L6...... ...160usdMotorola pebl.. ..200usdMotorola v3i.. . ..140usdMotorola q............180usdNokia N95... . ... 300usdNokia N73.. ..... 240usdNokia N92... .. . 230usdNokia N91... .... 220usdNokia N90.. ......200usdNokia N80... .....180usdNokia N70..... . 160usdNokia 6030.... ..170usdNokia7360..... ...180usdNokia 8800... . . 200usdNokia 9300i... .. 180usdNokia9500.... . . 180usdNokia E61..... . ..180usdUNLOCKED I-MATE PHONES.I-MATE Smartflip ......200usdI-MATE JAMin ......... 230usdI-MATE JASJAR ........250usdI-MATE K-JAM ......... 210usdSony Ericsson W810i... 230usdSony Ericsson W850i... .230usdSony Ericsson P910i......240usdSony Ericsson W900i... .240usdSony Ericsson W950i.....240usdSony Ericsson K800i......230usdSony Ericsson K600i......180usdPamtreo PHONESPamtreo 600------180usdPamtero 650------200usdTreo 700----------220usdTreo 750----------200usdPalm Treo 700wx......220usdT Mobile Compact Li...200usd02 Xda Exec...................220usd02 XDA Atom ................200usd02 XDA NEO .................180usdHP iPAQ hw6900..............220usdCingular 3125 (HTC Sta......220usdDell Axim X51v..................220usdHP iPAQ h6300 Series........220usdRIM BlackBerry Pearl..........220usdTomTom GO 500-----180usdTomTom GO 510-----210usdTomTom GO 700-----230usdTomTom GO 910-----240usdTomTom RIDER-----.-250usdXBOX GAMES:Xbox 360 Core System --................ 200usdXbox 360 Prenium pack -................-220usdXbox 360 Platinum Bundle Console -- 240usdNintendo Wii (Nintendo Wii)............150usdSony PSP 4GB Core Bundle ...............180usdNew Tickle Me Elmo T.M.X.................100usdApple iPod nano Media Player 2GB ....60usdApple iPod nano Media Player 4GB ....80usd............6GB Mp3 player ..........120Apple iPod nano Media Player 6GB ....100usdApple 4 GB iPod Mini Blue M9436LL/A...60USDApple 2 GB iPod Nano.........................60USDApple 4 GB iPod Nano........................100USDApple 30 GB iPod Video......................120usdApple 60 GB iPod Video.....................150USD+Free carrying case....Camcoders Price List:Sony HDR-FX1............2000usdSony DCR-DVD203 .....320usdSony DCR-HC90 .........570usdSony DCR-HC14 ..........560usdSony DCR-DVD403.......530usdSony DCR-HC18 ..........200usdSony DCR-SR50 ...........665usdSony DCR-DVD405.... ...665usdSony DCR-HC44 ...........230usdSony DCR-SR30 ............435usdSony DCR-DVD404.......335usdSony DCR-DVD505 .......665usdLAPTOPS Note Book PCSONY VAIO VGN-AR11S........1GB 200Gb--700usdSONY VAIO A217S-- 100GB.....................450usdSONY VAIO B1VP-- 40GB HD...................400usdSONY VAIO T370P/L-- 60GB....................400usdSONY VAIO A397XP-- 80GB.....................400usdApple announced the (brand new G5) iMac.......400usd (used)$250usdDell Inspiron 6000----- $400Dell Latitude D505------$400Dell Latitude D610------$460.we hope doing business with reputable individuals andorganisations.Contact Details We sell in Bulk order, and in GOOD Discount prices,We make shipmentthroughfedEx courier services and UPS, and they deliver within 2-3days homedelivery,Contact: worldventures_inc@yahoo.com jonquetventures@hotmail.comTHANKSMANAGERMANET.

Topic by jonquetventures 12 years ago


Throat Problems - Scope Results - cause? - Diagnosis

       Some of you have probably seen my other 2 OLD forum topics, but if you haven't, I will explain it to you here. I have been having BAD throat problems for a few months now. Since I was about 9 I had food getting stuck in my throat. So one day, I was eating lunch, and food got stuck, slid down my throat and into my wind pipe. I started choking and couldn't breath. After that dramatic incident, I noticed a new symptom. I physically could not swallow. And on top of that I had an old symptom: heartburn. So I go to a doctor. He says I would have to get a scope.        So THIS is where the update begins. It was early September. I go in to get a scope. I wake up with the memory spam of a goldfish. So my family and I wait a while to go to the doctor for the results. So I go to my appointment where my doctor explains what is going on.                   ALL THE WAY DOWN my throat I have ulcers. Thus, around my ulcers they swell up, causing the difficulty swallowing         There are these things that MOST (not all) people have called esophills. I cannot find any info on these things so I will explain them to you instead of a link. These "esophills" are basically cells in your throat that react to allergies. They could swell up, itch, burn, etc. Well, mine swell up. The average person has about 5. I have 21.                      After explaining these things, my doctor says I have Eosinophilic Esophogitis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eosinophilic_esophagitis) and says I have to get an allergy test.          Pardon my french in this paragraph....I go to see an allergist. He says to wait in the room for a few minutes until this hot girl comes in. She takes these blue pointy things and pricks me with them as liquid comes out. So she walks away, and we wait. 2 of the pricks start itching like hell. The doctor comes in, and says those two pricks are samples of corn and apples. Apples? No biggy. Corn? Damn...........why is that bad? Things that have corn that I was banned from: Soda, chips, pretzels, cereal, cereal bars, bread, and hell of a lot of other things.         So I don't eat ANYTHING with corn for about a week until the blood test results come in. About a week after the allergist appointment, he calls and says corn and apples came out negative. So I could go back to eating things with corn.        Tomorrow (10/4) I have to go get ANOTHER allergy test by taping food to my back. Hungary? Just rip the food off my back. Thanks for reading! C'ya will I go cry in a corner /sarcasm  

Topic by Flumpkins 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


C3 Corvette Stingray to Flex Fuel/Swapping engines? Or, Tell my if my boyhood fantasy can be a reality

Short story: How hard would it be to drop a new, maybe flex-fuel, oh-say-maybe-an Impala engine into a C3 Corvette? Long story: I love Corvettes. A lot. I have decided to save up enough money over the next two years to purchase a C3 (1968-82) Corvette, and bring it up to modern motoring glory. I've been poking around, and looks like I can get a POS for about 10-15 grandios americanos. ANYWAY I'd like to replace the old engine with a nice new fuel injected, computer controlled, more efficient engine then whatever is inside. All I'm really after is the body. Frumpy 70's interior and matching engine numbers be screwed. My question to you: Several new Chevys are flex fuel, how hard would it be to get a wrecked car (I'm thinking an Impala might be about right), take out the engine and computer control goodness, and stick it in said 'Vette? My plans for the Corvette, I'm thinking a '80-'82 if I have choice, I'd totally get a '64 split window, but they be EXPENSIVE: ~Complete interior overhaul; brushed aluminum dash (retro-motorfied-Apple-esque?), sound system etc... ~New paint job; blue with silver racing stripes (like the new Shelby Cobra, reversed) ~New engine, and what ever mechanical tune-ups are required. ~I might make the sunroof removable ~Whatever else comes to mind in my owner ship of the most awesome thing on 4 wheels Thanks!!

Topic by KentsOkay 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Mac VS PC?

I'm posting this to share my experience and opinion of Mac's VS PC's. I welcome you to read and share your story. For many years I was a PC. I believed whole-heartedly that I needed Windows, and I needed Microsoft. Then I bought my last laptop. It wasn't cheap. I used it everyday for work and therefore it was important that it ran efficiently. Like many of you, I suffered from "blue screens" and on occasion a "crash". There were viruses and trojans and attacks from all places, you'd think I was engaged in war! Then the proverbial "last straw" occurred. I needed to upgrade into some new software, and I received a simple message that I needed to also upgrade the Windows Service Pack. Hmmm.... Seemed easy enough. (Been there. Done that.) So, off I went to download the SP (from a reputable source) and then "Success!"... I got a message that said "Successfully installed. Windows must restart to complete process". Hmmm... Ok... I pressed through the process to restart my machine and there it began.... The long and never ending cycle had started! My laptop shut down, started to boot and then upon seeing the (dare I say it?) Vista Start Up Screen, my laptop promptly repeated itself and began to reboot... o_0 ??? This went on for sometime... *anger growing*... NOTHING I did would stop this, or should I say NOTHING would START my laptop. It was forever entangled into a mysterious vortex of computer "Neverland". I was NOT impressed. I had to borrow another computer to do some research and found very little at the time to explain this conundrum. Then I tried Microsoft. I used their "so-called" online customer service department and was put in touch with someone who was younger than my oldest pair of shoes. He also couldn't speak English very well, so without being incredibly rude I requested another agent. Upon conversing with agent #2, I knew I was in trouble... (Was Agent #2 related to Agent #1???) ... o_0 ??? *shakes head* I will give credit to Agent #2. He was nice. He tried his hardest to suggest everything under the sun, but alas, we both concluded it was hopeless. The final bluescreen error number confirmed the toe tag on my machine. So I was left with having to reinstall the entire system and lose EVERYTHING on my laptop. *fuming mad now* Then it occurred to me that "Windon'ts" (as I affectionately call them now), opted not to provide me with necessary disks to reinstall their OS during my purchase. It seems that the cost of a CD has become so expensive for Microsoft that they are forced to leave it up to the consumer to fend for themselves. Clearly, they are suffering financially, No? When I rationalized this logic with Agent #2, he suggested that I purchase Windows 7 as it had just come out and was much better than Vista (No kidding.... *rolls eyes*). But why? Why prey-tell should I have to purchase anything? My laptop was only 14 months old (conveniently out of warranty) and may as well have been a pre-historic dinosaur as far as Agent #2 was concerned. So where did me and Agent #2 leave off? He suggested I "borrow" an installation disk from someone and reinstall windows vista and start over... *tics forming now...* He assured me that my "service call to Microsoft" would remain as "unsolved". (Oh btw, at this point we were regulars on the telephone). So my ONE LAST QUESTION to him was: "What assurance do I have, after reinstalling Vista and then the SP I need, that this problem won't just start again?" - His reply was, "Well, it shouldn't"... Straw officially broken. Now we come to my life with my new MacBook. Clearly much more expensive than a Windon'ts PC, but wait... Is it? Let's review. There are more "open-source apps" available to a Mac (meaning you get them for free), and in most cases I find they are the same if not better than the paid for MS version. The critical applications that I use everyday for work, installed fine and without issue. I also received "DISKS" from Apple. Apparently they can afford to give customers what they pay for.... Upon opening the box, I was running my new laptop within 5 minutes. Easy Peasy... The time alone that I save from all that aggravation is money in the bank. Do I miss anything? Yes, actually I do (or maybe I don't). What I miss out on are bluescreens, viruses, trojans, attacks, intrusions, crashes and all the other fun stuff I got to know and expect with a PC. So why tell all of you about this now? Well yesterday I noticed that the bottom of my MacBook had a slight bulge in the case. *Heart skipped a beat*. Then after some mild panic, with visions of my last ordeal swirling in my head, I went online in search of why, and found the answer within 5 minutes. Apparently this was something Apple became aware of and had a simple solution. Fill out a contact information form along with my serial number and I got a confirmation message. Not only would I receive an ENTIRELY NEW bottom to my MacBook, I would receive a full set of screws AND a screwdriver!!! All FREE OF CHARGE. NO SHIPPING FEES. COST ME NOTHING!!! *shocked* Now I was beaming. *ear to ear grin* I felt validated for my departure from PC. Then in some kind of absurd customer service universe, I received a knock at the door. My replacement parts had arrived!!! - Less than 24 hours later... *mouth gaping and eyes wide* So I thank you for reading this. I encourage you to share your opinions. If you don't know who I am. I am canucksgirl. I'm a Mac. Not a PC.

Topic by canucksgirl 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


convert any CRT TV or monitor into a vector (XY) monitor?

NOTE: I since found a couple links that might shed some light on the question... From HackIt: New uses for old CRT monitors http://hackaday.com/2008/02/25/hackit-new-uses-for-old-crt-monitors/ It would be very hard to do, but it is possible a CRT could be converted to a vector monitor. Perfect for playing Asteroids, perhaps under MAME. You would have to replace all the control circuits, probably with an FPGA and three ADCs (x/y/intensity). Posted at 8:58 am on Feb 25th, 2008 by MoJo Television and PC monitor experiments http://www.educypedia.be/electronics/televisionexperiments.htm old cga/vga monitor to oscilloscope ? http://www.edaboard.com/ftopic57853.html The inquiry: Maybe I am over-simplifying but I was reading one of those examples of hacking into a CRT's horizontal & vertical yoke controls to sync to music:     http://geektechnique.org/projectlab/707/how-to-make-mac-se30-audio-visualizers and had the idea that it should be possible to create a DIY XY monitor (vector display like on an oscilloscope, Vectrex, Asteroids, etc.) for an Arduino or other uC, MAME or Vectrex emulator, from any TV or CRT, once you have hacked into the electron gun's yokes. My understanding being: Raster display: the horizontal yoke (an electromagnet) sweeps the electron gun from left to right turning on the beam wherever there's a "pixel" at that line (which lights up the phosphor at that point making it visible), then it starts over at the next line (vertical yoke moves down) and draws the next line, and so on, Vector display: instead of rendering a moving image frame-by-frame using top to bottom/left to right scanning, shapes are drawn directly to the screen by positioning the horizontal & vertical yokes at the starting point, the beam turns on, and the yokes repoint to the end point, thus "drawing" the line inbetween the 2 points (I would assume this is for straight lines, not sure if circles or arcs are possible?) then the beam turns off, and the yokes get re-positioned to the next line's starting point. I'm not sure what turns the beam on & off or what kind of timing might be involved, obviously that needs to be controlled somehow. Or for color, where instead of a single white (or green, amber, etc) phosphor exists per pixel, there are multiple (red, green, blue) per pixel, and the beam hits each one at varying strengths (or for a varying length of time?) to 'mix" the primaries to the desired color? I'm not sure how that gets handled in a color vector monitor, but I would assume it's something similar to raster? So if we can hack into a CRT's X/Y yokes and move them around with an audio signal, can we control the yokes more deliberately from a microcontroller to plot specific shapes or text, hence a vector display? For those audio/TV hacks, what is the audio signal doing to the yokes that causes them to move? Whatever it is - voltage, resistance, etc - this is what our device would have to control. Possible proof of concept version: make a device to control the yokes' position etch-a-sketch style with a couple of potentiometers, and turn on the beam with a switch or button. If you see a dot of light moving across the screen then it works. I am thinking the controller might need to be "calibrated" for the individual CRT? (Maybe build some kind of calibration mode into the device.) You might dedicate a microcontroller to driving the display - it could receive text or vector shape coordinates via serial, store the shapes to draw in its own memory, and persist or refresh the image independently, freeing up processing power for whatever device it's displaying for. Another idea would be maybe add some kind of way to read light pen's coordinates, thus making the CRT an input device that can be read from the microcontroller or PC (the Vectrex had a light pen right?)  [This would be a cool mod for the Arduino composite TVout as well.] So is this idea possible without a ridiculous amount of work & parts?  I may be dead wrong about how this stuff works (I'm sure that if this was possible, someone would have done it by now?) but figured it can't hurt** to put the idea out there. I have visions of 4-player vector Arduino pong, Asteroids, Tempest, PDP-1 Spacewar!, vector NES Duck Hunt, a vector etch-a-sketch or lightpen drawing or animation program, or vector Atari Video Music. Possibly an open source color vector games system. Or just a vector display system for any Arduino or microcontroller project, made from any TV. **WARNING: maybe it CAN hurt... Evidently hacking into any CRT can be deadly, you have to discharge the CRT and capacitors properly or you can get killed. So please be careful. This definitely is NOT for kids to try at home.

Question by apple-o 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


lifes unanswered questions...

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If so, how would you treat them?If ketchup is good on french fries, how come it isn't good on mashed potatoes?Where do all the daylight savings hours go?Why doesn't the hair on your arms grow as fast as the hair on your head?What happens if a black cat walks under a ladder and breaks a mirror?Why when people ask you "what three things would you bring with you on a desert island?" no one ever replies, "A BOAT"Why are elderly people often called "old people" but children are never called "new people"?Why doesn't broccoli come in a can?Can you slam a revolving door?What would happen if you found a four-leaf-clover under a ladder?Can a cross-eyed teacher control his pupils?If Winnie the pooh was civilized enough to keep his honey in jars, why did he eat it off his hands? 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Are people stupid enough not to realize it themselves?If you only have one eye...are you blinking or winking?If you have a gun and you ask, "can I ask you a question?" and they say "fire away" should you shoot them?What is a chickpea if it is neither a chick nor a pea?Why is it called the People's Republic Of China when China's not a republic?Why are dandelions considered weeds when daisies are considered flowers?Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?Whenever an adult is kidnapped why isn't it called adultnapped?Why do black lights look purple?Did Yankee Doodle name the feather, hat, town, or his pony Macaroni?Why is it that people duck in the rain, do they really think the rain won't hit them?Why isn't the caps lock capitalized?If someone with a nostril ring takes it out, then blows their nose, do they have to cover that hole as well as their nostril holes so that snot doesn't blow out everywhere?Isn't it weird that if you rearrange the word "teacher" you get "cheater"?How come whenever you start to sing, you automatically sing in a higher voice than you talk?How come people say they ate the last piece of gum, when they really just chew it?You know the saying "throw ya hands in the air like ya don't care"? why bother doing that if you don't care?Why is there no pine or apple in pineapple?Why do water bottles have a "best if used by" date?\If you called the police station to talk to an officer and he was not there, would that be considered a cop out?Why do they put holes in crackers?How come on TV the bell always rings and then the kids go to class, but in real life you need to be in class before the bell rings?Why can the saying "it's all downhill from here." mean both that it will be easy and that it is going to get worse?If all of ACME's products backfire, why does Wile E. 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Topic by dsman195276 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 weeks ago