Version 0.3 released

With this new release, the Psybox is reaching a higher degree of maturity. It relies now primarily on the RPi (*), which results in drastic simplification: there’s almost no wiring needed anymore on this platform, the whole code (except for Unidatab) is now written in Perl6 and has been given a rather fussy revamping.

Additionally, the Psybox system can now be installed on any computer equipped with Linux, by editing one of the few user-defined variables in the beginning of the main executable, psyboxctl.

This means that, made free from electronic constraints, we can now concentrate on experimental code and the underlying epistemological challenge, which were the reasons the Psybox was created for. This tool has attained the position where it can play its wanted role: providing a framework for experimental research in parapsychology.

Discover more details on these changes here.

(*) The Arduino Mega code is left available for those who want non-connected, individual, implementations of the Psybox concept. But even there (since all the i2c interfacing with RPi can now be ignored) the new design is smarter and implies less wiring.


Good news

Since latest updates in Psybox, Unidatab (and Perl6) things go much better for our experimental tool. After having spent much time in debugging Unidatab I notice that Psybox does actually run fine on Raspberry Pi3 again. It’s a bit slow however, because Pi3 in itself isn’t really powerful enough to run Perl6. But we’ll get along with it anyway.

After discovering the crude reality of hand making the box, I’m orienting the “production” towards 3D printing – exiting perspective. That is for the hardware part, next big intellectual task for 2017: NPE1.