XMOS devices used in Paranomal Activity EMF meter!

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XMOS devices used in Paranomal Activity EMF meter!

Postby jason » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:27 pm

After many photo teasers from @pytey on Twitter, and as others have now spotted, Pytey has used XMOS devices to make a Twitter enabled EMF detector as part of a global experiment into paranormal activity related to the up and coming Paranormal Activity 2.

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More information on how XMOS was used here.

Twitter reports indicate our very own Pytey on XCore is responsible for creating these.

A video from the site is below:




An extract from the article is here, but click through to read the full thing above!
The analysing electronics inside the box have been custom made, based on a custom programmable computer chip that is new to market: http://www.xmos.com/

There are two units, an input meter, and a transmitter.

The input meter records the local EMF readings. It passes this data to the transmitter unit which processes it and decides when an appropriate signal has been detected. This is broadcast to twitter as an event of potential interest.

The input meter looks for activity in a specific analog input range (low readings within the device's range are the most signal of paranormal activity). If it finds something in this range the transmitter unit sends a tweet, via a mobile network, to our global "search" account at @ParanormalAlert .
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Postby leon_heller » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:43 pm

Complete rubbish! I've posted details to James Randi's JREF forum, to amuse my fellow sceptics.
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Postby Heater » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:46 pm

Barking mad.
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Postby leon_heller » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:08 pm

Perhaps XMOS can sell the technology to the Scientologists, so that data from their E-Meter can be collected and processed automatically:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Secrets/E-Meter/
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Postby williamk » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:16 pm

HA!!! I can't believe this, I was going to stay it was an EMF meter when I saw the picture the last time you asked us what we though it would be... :lol:

From my own experience, I can say that ghosts do transmit energy, but I can't say for sure an EMF meter would pick it up. So I'm curious too...

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Postby jason » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:07 pm

williamk wrote:HA!!! I can't believe this, I was going to stay it was an EMF meter when I saw the picture the last time you asked us what we though it would be... :lol:

From my own experience, I can say that ghosts do transmit energy, but I can't say for sure an EMF meter would pick it up. So I'm curious too...

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I think the only other person who was on target was bsmithyman who wrote a very detailed post in the previous thread.
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Postby m_y » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:24 pm

It's an advert for a film. Whether it works or not, or could ever work, is immaterial. It's a lollipop with Mickey Mouse written through it.
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Postby Heater » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:28 pm

m_y,

Are you saying Mickey Mouse is not real?
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Postby williamk » Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:38 pm

Well, yes, we are aware that its an advert. BUT, there are some real experiments about EMF devices proving that they work, at least from what I have researched about. ;-) But heck, I could be wrong.

Anyone have seen Psychic Kids on A&E? :geek:

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Postby bsmithyman » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:02 pm

jason wrote:I think the only other person who was on target was bsmithyman who wrote a very detailed post in the previous thread.
Well, I just took a stab in the dark, but it is entertaining. Odd that I was right and so very wrong at the same time :)

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