The Unbeatable Dr. Nim

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#1

I might take a stab at building one of these games:

I fondly remember playing Nim in a discrete math class in college.


#2

I could have sworn this came up a few months ago, but not finding it via search… Anyhoo, have you seen this:

http://shop.evilmadscientist.com/productsmenu/375

There’s a video (sadly non-linkable) on the page…

I’ve wanted to build one of these since I first saw it a few years ago.


#3

That’s the same outfit that does the Egg-bot.


#4

Yep… They also sell Solarbotics marble machines, which look
like fun:

The laser cut spiral is intriguing…


#5

Oh great, more toys…(might not be able to wait for the GF.)


#6

I definitely want to build one of those as well. Great for teaching kids about binary and logic.


#7

I think they also carried this LED project kit (but can’t find it now)

My lab manager was not amused, btw…


#8

Ooh. We had a digicomp 1 when I was a kid. Also, assembled that solarbotics kit. The spiral works pretty well, but over the long term the kit is a lesson in the non-rigidity of thin amorphous wood products.


#9

I put the files to my marble machine online, it’s a slightly older version to the one I sell through solarbotics but it’s still perfectly functional


#10

Thank you, that’s very generous of you!


#11

Excellent! Thanks for the link…


#12

Thanks! Built one of those, can’t wait to mess with the design.


#13

Sir, you exude a rare generosity.
Thank you For the link!


#14

Awesome! Another spectacular design added to the collection! :smiley:

Many thanks!


#15

I had a Digi-Comp I, back in the 60s. The Digi-Comp II was from later in the 60s. It’s super-cool that Evil Mad Scientist put it back into production. I’m not sure why they call it “First Edition” though. More details at http://digi-compii.com .