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  1. Well, a visit at hospital made me go into my "idea folder" to pick up something to work on while in bed. (have a bad back making some troubles sometimes and need monitoring at hospital, nothing serious) So i picked up a thing i have wanted to do for a long time. Its all planned and all measures fixed. As i have a truck load of LED´s left from the WOPR i focused on something to do with theese. And here it is. The Thinking Machines Corp. - Connection Machine 2, or CM2 for short. This beast was a big boy from the 1980´s supercomputing era and has a good looking outside. As usual, im not doing it full scale, this one is planned about 20x20 inches. The real deal have 43 LED´s per CPU board, and it have 8+8 boards per cube. That gives a total of 2752 LED´s in the real one. I have scaled this down a bit, but will still look nice to 8+8 lines and 24 LED´s per column, with a total of 1536 LED´s, 3mm ones. The LED´s were used to show when a CPU were active wich made a nice pattern of lights, later on the ended all sequences with a special activation of the CPU´s to draw text or pictures for visitors. Dont know if i want to get into that really :) Have made some orders for the material, as for now the build will start after the CRAY is done. Need to keep up with my brain well in bed too, so here goes one more build in the works :P A fast rendering of the CM2 in my dimensions. Dont really have time for all details, i will build them instead of put them into the drawing :P And the real deal!
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