Author Topic: Swinging movements and the analog computer  (Read 3414 times)

Offline sf-in-sf

  • Mr. Drawsprite
  • **
  • Posts: 93
  • Artist F.P. Brixey
    • View Profile
    • My computed art project
I'm glad it works. It saves a COS() and SIN() calculation. It's an emulation of 2 integrating op-amps in a loop producing a sin and a cos signal. The integration factor -frequency dependent- is not compensated yet. Before asking many questions please study the analog computer, or the theory of servos and feedback stability. It's a great tool to produce nice or unexpected movements. Wish you fun and creative experimenting. Please share your examples.
Code: (glbasic) [Select]
// --------------------------------- //
// Project: sinosc1
// Start: Saturday, September 14, 2013
// IDE Version: 10.283
//Emulates the analog computer, with 2 integrators and a loop.

SETSCREEN 800,200,0
CONSTANT cx%=400, theta=0.115 //time constant
// signal 1 and signal 2: (initial state)
GLOBAL s1=0,s2=33, _s1,_s2
DRAWRECT cx+s1, 12, 20,60, RGB(255,155,0)
DRAWRECT cx+s2, 94, 20,60, RGB(0,255,255)
FOR i%=0 TO 800 STEP 40
DRAWLINE i,166, i,200,0xffffff

FUNCTION integrate:
_s1=s1 ; _s2=s2
s2=s2-theta *_s1*0.8
s1=s1-theta *(-_s2)

IF s2>220 THEN s2=220+(s2-220)*0.92 // knee-clip the 1st op-amp.
IF s2<-220 THEN s2=-220+(s2+220)*0.92 //necessary but not too hard please.

Offtopic: here is an interesting test; imagine the blue and red bars are mounted at the edge of rotating disc. When you see the disc in motion, does it turn to the right or the left?
« Last Edit: 2013-Sep-14 by sf-in-sf »
On the day the atom is a cube I will start believing in the square pixel.