Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Brain Cortex Round Robin Part 8

Testing different battery holder designs
More cells and a new design

1) A new design separates the twin battery cell holders. Each battery now has its own individually mountable cell which permits more centralized space in the 3-liter jar and takes advantage of the curvature space rather than wasting it behind the battery holder.

2) Each cell hold is mounted up off the floor to make space for the jar desiccator and its contents. The jar now holds a total of ten batteries. This is backed down from the previously reported 12 batteries to more effectively use space.

3) Ten D size cells make up the total pack of batteries. There are of five sets of two batteries to a set. Each set provides 3 volts. Five sets are wired in parallel. One alkaline battery is rated at 12,000 mAh. Two batteries in series have the same rating. Five sets (10 batteries) are rated at 60,000 mAh. At 30 mA drain, this gives 2,000 hours or 83.3 twenty four hour days of service (about 3.3 months).

4) Initially, rechargeable zinc carbon batteries are planned for use. One battery gives 8,000 mAh.
Two batteries in series have the same rating. Five sets (10 batteries) are rated at 40,000 mAh. At 30 mA drain, this gives 1,333.3 hours or 55.6 twenty four hour days of service (about 1.9 months).

5) The above statistics do not include charging information, which keeps batteries in operation for a much longer period of time, usually the life of the battery, which could be a year or two with some battery types.

6) The value of 30 mA drain is currently an estimation of the Propeller circuit and program draw, and excludes the LED light and speaker. Further testing is needed to establish a more accurate current drain value for the chip's thinking and texting level. This will slightly vary depending on the program statements initiated.

7) Cost for a single cell battery holder from Taiwan is NT$10 and a two cell holder is NT$15.

— our project is to develop and demonstrate a machine brain transfer, in particular to accept some relatively simple characteristics of a human brain, such as limited personality or knowledge, and transfer portions to a machine brain, whereby those characteristics could be given life longevity far exceeding that of the original human, and perhaps establishing an idea of immortality —