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This is a ways out because I can't find LED filaments thin enough to simulate this, but if/when I find them, how difficult would it be to program a controller to have them map my circulatory system, with them pulsing in time to my pulse? I want to do something cool with my arm, and this keeps coming into my head, but I'm freaking out over how difficult I'm thinking this is going to be.

Ideas? Either on how to do this, or what else I can (reasonably) do? Friends irl want a rocket punch, I want a flamethrower, but anything else?

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    @Letmecode once I get the lights, I know how to map my veins, but how do I start coding it? Not a super strong dev so while I want to make this, I don't think I currently have the skills for it. I'm going to try learning, but dunno how to test
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    "... Because I wanted to do something cool with my arm" awesome! There probably are templates on making LEDs blink. You can buy a pulse sensor in any good hardware shop. Might be expensive because it probably has to be medical grade to be allowed to sell.

    You can also make a laser canon. Or one that freezes (shoots out cold air). Power consumption and build size might become a problem there, however.
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    Your majesty this sounds like the most amazing idea you could possibly have!
    Go for it and you will never need a scepter again... if you face any obsticales you have a whole kingdom who's warriors will support you no matter what
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    I wonder if you can do it similar to how lights work with music. Like, if you were to hook up christmas lights to speaker wire, they would flash with the music. I guess it's the amount of eletrical signal that the music generates flows throught the wires and triggers the lights. What if that was done with a sensor that detects your pulse?

    That's as much technical idea as I can give on this as this stuff is out of my realm of knowledge. I defer to Sir @Letmecode, Minister of Technology and Descriptive Language
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    @needToRoll so, flamethrower or rocket punch?
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    @QueenCodeslut that's along the lines of what I was thinking, but I feel like that would require hooking up to each vein and artery
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    @QueenMorgana I was referring to your pulse idea although I imagine us looking pretty cool with your flamethrower arm, fighting for justice!😎
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    @QueenMorgana would the rocket punch just be your punch with some thrust behind it? Or would it be the fist launching as a projectile?
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    @QueenMorgana I don't think it would need to be hooked up to every vein. The blood pumps more or less at the same rate throughout the body, doesn't it? So if you just sense your pulse, then show how trigger the light filament from that?

    I don't know. This is why I am cute and sell lingerie lol
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    @Basjuhh
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    The question is how accurate you want it to be...
    It will get harder the more accurate it gets... and
    it might look strange if your hart is beating fast...
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    @Letmecode the first time I read your comment I thought you were questioning your majesty's willing and strength... luckily I was wrong because I don't want to fight you... but in this case I would have had to!
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    @Letmecode I think you wrote 'and' wrong. Nice lol
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    Cool idea! :)
    Also, I'd say it's rather simple to implement.
    A heartrate sensor is basically a photo resistor and a LED, so if you don't want it to be super accurate, you can build your own. The sensor can act as input for the microcontroller.

    The microcontroller can then measure your heartbeat via the voltage level at photoresistor, which is "interpreting" the amount of light he gets through your skin (from the LED).

    You take some measurement via a short period of time and calculate in the microcontroller e.g. the median value.
    The LED-Filament then just displays the result.

    Depending on the microcontroller you might need a little bit more or less circuitry. Do you already have a certain controller in mind?
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    @nin0x03 I don't. I have friends who work for companies that make all the things mentioned here and they're looking into specs and prices for me. They're also looking into a "cheat" method of making a mesh sleeve for inside my arm and faking it that way (Don't fully get it, but they're excited and happy and that makes me happy lol).

    Any recommendations?
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    @Letmecode I've been told I'm not allowed to have both. Friends are rightfully concerned my clumsy ass would rocket flame punch myself somehow.
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    @QueenCodeslut it would be a projectile on something resembling a harpoon line so i can recall it quickly and rocket punch again...
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    @QueenMorgana that's why the rocket launcher go s onto my chair
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    Uh, yeah @QueenMorgana, all that stuff that @nin0x03 said should work.
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    @linuxxx Okay that didnt work out... @Basjuhhh?
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    Can you make me one?

    Jk.
    Cool idea tho.
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    @jobylie they do not need to medical grade. The pulse monitor in smart watches and Fitbit are no way accurate
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    @tankerkiller125 they are rather accurate if you provide stable environment. Some time ago there was an app using led flash as a source of light and camera in the smartphone as detector to detect the pulse. It was quite accurate but it had to take a moment to stabilize itself.
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    @ewpratten so, you'd have to not have a hand for full effect, and I promise you, not worth it. If it's successful, I can try to make one that goes over your hand 😂
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    I'll message @Basjuhhh tomorrow or so as he is an IRL friend of mine :)
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    @tankerkiller125 I think @jobylie is close to knowing what I need. I want it as close to exact as I can get it. If I'm doing this, I'm doing it right 😉
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    @jobylie power consumption is less of a concern unless I combine all the things. Battery lasts 4 days as is...
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    @qbasic16 that'll help a lot in staying awake long enough to even get started ❤
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    There's something oddly sexy about a girl with a rocket fist. I can't be the only one thinking it.
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    @QueenCodeslut ya.. I was just waiting for someone else to say it.
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    @QueenCodeslut you know... I just took that in a totally different context and then laughed at a wonderfully terrible memory. My emotions are conflicted
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    @QueenMorgana ooo! And a poison dart launcher in the forearm!
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    @QueenMorgana I didn't mean to trigger anything!
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    @QueenCodeslut OMFG YES.
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    @QueenMorgana omg! How did we miss a grappling hook launcher?
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    @QueenCodeslut no, you're fine. It's a story I have in my back pocket for when people try to tell me the world is accepting of disabilities now and no one gives people a hard time.
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    @QueenCodeslut I don't have the shoulder muscles for that yet... 😣
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    @QueenMorgana you can work out with me. I am 5'2, 103 lbs of fury!!! I'll get you up to grappling hook strength!
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    @QueenCodeslut sweet! I just have crazy going for me 😉
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    @QueenMorgana me too! I'm batshit! With your smarts and rocketfistpoisondartgrapplingarm and my penchant for losing my shit, we will rule the world!
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    @QueenCodeslut I laughed so hard I dropped my phone.... 😂😂😂😂😂❤❤❤❤😚
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    @QueenMorgana lol awesome! Unless your phone broke. Then sorry. 😉
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    @QueenMorgana and many people are not accepting if people with disabilities, of other color, of gender, of sexuality. I get shit from people too but fuck em. Most people are shit, and we aren't.
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    @QueenCodeslut so, yes. People suck. When I first started at Best Buy, I wore a white polo to show I was new (don't know if they still do that). I got so used to people asking for someone else to help, I would ask them if it was because of the shirt, and if so, I could still help them as I was studying computer science. Their reaction was the same as the associate gave you when you mentioned programming.

    I had one guy, though, ask me, straight faced and serious, if i ever used my "nub" (correct term is residual limb, only friends get to call it a nub or a stump) to fist anyone.

    I almost quit that day.
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    @QueenMorgana what the fucking fuck? You should have used it to fist him in the throat. Jesus Christ I am actually angry for you right now.
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    @QueenCodeslut I just smiled, thanked him for his advice and walked away, telling everyone what happened and they all refused service (I fucking love that right/law) until my boss (6'7" ish linebacker looking dude) calmly excused himself from his interview, walked over, and explained to him that he was no longer welcome in the store.
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    @QueenMorgana when your Bond villain arm is done, we are gonna find that fuckbag and teach him a lesson.
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    @QueenCodeslut people still ask for "someone more physically qualified" to sell them things... I ask them if it's because of my arm or because of my boobs. And let them know that while, yes, my boobs are nice, they don't distract me from the fact that a 65" tv is not going to fit in a cabinet designed for a 32" tv.
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    @QueenCodeslut nah, he can go hang out with all the demons and their rotten dicks
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    @QueenMorgana yeah it's so stupid. Your arm makes you less physically qualified to talk about a tv? A nice rack means you aren't physically qualified to talk about a tv? Do they think you are going to pull it off the display, carry it to their house and wall mount the fucking thing? Jesus Moonwalking Christ people are stupid.
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    @QueenMorgana lol ew. I can't escape the rotten demon dicks!
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    @QueenCodeslut I mean, I *could* do that. I can balance a boxed 65" on my shoulder and walk it from the back of the store to the front, and can mount a tv myself.

    But neither aspect of my body get in the way of knowing how a Samsung differs from a Sony or a Vizio, or why buying the mount that ends its limit at 65" for your 65" tv might be a risky move. Or why clicking on the link giving "Windows" permission to remove in and scam your computer while you were innocently accessing pornhub might be a dumb idea.
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    @QueenMorgana in your position, I would have totally done that. I'd carry the fuckign thing out to the parking lot for him, then drump it on his windshield, tell him to eat a dick, and walk away. I know I'd promptly be fired, but whatever.
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    @QueenCodeslut one dude was told if he had a problem with my customer service, he could go to circuit city (this was 2 years ago, I knew they didn't exist here anymore, he forgot). The other quickly realized his mistake when an *important* customer the dude recognized asked for my help. He bought a full mansion worth of home entertainment equipment, setup, protection plans, accessories (I'm a bitch and sold him $350+ HDMI cables) and all... didn't return it, either.

    Also, psa: if we recommend the $350 cables, you fucked up somewhere with us.
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    @tankerkiller125 sure but i dont know where to buy those
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    To everyone who was interested in the grapling hook thing earlier: watch the hacksmith on yt. He makes awesome gadgets.

    @QueenMorgana the power consumption would become a problem if you do the freezing thing. That uses a LOT of power. The other ideas should be fine.
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    @QueenMorgana Like in a flexible mesh screen? That would also work.

    I'd have recommended some tools/toolchain for the specific microcontroller because basically unless you have a decidated controller for the mesh you have to communicate with, you need one with an analog input and an analog output and maybe some more for the flamethrower.
    That's a little bit to broad as a requirement.
    Also I never interfaced a flamethrower before so idk what you need for that, but it's probably simple. :D

    I mostly work with ST (ARM mbed/Eclipse plugin+GCC+OpenOCD) and Atmel (AVR Studio) chips for my private projects, so I can recommend their controllers. You can program them with C/C++, also the libraries they come with are usable for most things.

    Also, my respects of handling assholes with dignity. I don't know what I've done to that fisting guy but probably I'd get myself fired.
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    @Letmecode him. Also, the fuckers who ask similar questions. People are creative in their stupidity
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    @nin0x03 I'm note sure how flexible. Just something on the inside of my arm to make it took like it's more complete than it actually is.

    They're making this complex. More so than i am.. Lolp
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    @QueenMorgana Don't worry. Looks more complex than it actually is.
    Hardware is mostly the necessary evil here. :)
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    @QueenMorgana obviously, @nin0x03 is awesome and part of the team.
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    @Letmecode yeah that's how it was. I was always the smallest so I was always the craziest. It helped me survive and got me respect.
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    @QueenMorgana I just noticed that you said "innocently accessing pornhub".. I didn't know that was possible.
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    @QueenCodeslut Thank you, now you just made me blush. 😊
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    @Letmecode Damn, you people are so nice to me. :')
    Thank you, that was totally intended (although not as a regional thing) - plus, I have a strange fascination with macaronic german.
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    @Letmecode It is indeed.
    Ah, I did read your profile at some point, but that point escaped my memory. Great to meet you, fellow angry language nerd. :D
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    @nin0x03 and thank you for being awesome. 😃
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    @ewpratten you can read pornhubs extensive usage statistics.
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