Inspired by Micah Scott’s recent tweets on analog computing and maze solvers, here is an analog computer that solves the shortest path between two points in multi-path maze. All you need are some LEDs and a current source!
References and additional reading:
|Maze solving with helium gas||Glow discharge in microfluidic chips for visible analog
computing, Darwin R. Reyes, Moustafa M. Ghanem, George M. Whitesides and Andreas Manz, Harvard University
|Maze solving with hexyldecanoic acid||Maze Solving Using Fatty Acid Chemistry, Kohta Suzuno, Istvan Lagzi, et al|
|Bob Pease on analog computers||What’s All This Analog Computing Stuff, Anyhow?, The Bob Pease Show|
|Analog computing lecture||High performance/low power computing based on the analog computing paradigm, Bernd Ulmann, SIGINT 2013|
|Classic text on analog computers||Electronic Analog Computers, Granino & Theresa Korn|