Software for “Micro File - The Generation Game”
This is the BBC Micro software used in the programme. The programs can be run in your browser. Select one and then follow the on-screen instructions.
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Runs a line graphic that (on a BBC Micro) slowly reveals its shape, on a faster machine (such as an Acorn Risc Machine (ARM)) this would run very much faster
This program loads and runs without need for user input. What you see is all you get - a slowly developing image!
Runs a graphic that shows the principle of the RISC approach to handling instructions: In a conventional processor each clock tick may only partly process a complex instruction, the RISC chip averaging little more than just one clock tick to complete any of its (reduced, but optimised set of) instructions
This program loads, then pressing the Space bar begins the 'clock tick'. Further firm presses of <Space> then reveal, first, a 'conventional' processor taking a number of ticks to complete an instruction, then a RISC chip (on the right) taking just one tick for each instruction. A further <Space> press gives you both processors working through their instructions, side by side
Runs a graphic, that shows the principle behind the WIZARD face recognition system
This program loads, then pressing the Space bar (allow for any 'beep' prompts before pressing <Space>) steps you through this graphic, taking particular points for patterns on the incoming image for later recognition. The picture is processed in black and white within WIZARD, and in parallel