A2Z/Living Art: Progress on Portable Generative Poetry
The photo above depicts my portable generative poetry device in its current form. The LCD screen is attached to a small perfboard Arduino (click after the jump for photos), which is in turn attached to a Bodhilabs 2AA to 5v step-up circuit. So now I have bona fide standalone generative poetry device! The most difficult remaining task is figuring out what kind of box to put it in.
Right now, the device has a vocabulary of around 35 words; these words can be combined in a number of different patterns, as defined by a simple context-free grammar. I have about 10k of flash left on the chip, so there's plenty of room for adding new words and patterns. I want to make some adjustments to the random selection so that only small subsets of words are used to generate text at any one time.
More photos after the jump.