SEDOKU

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Post by JOHN GAGARIAN » Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:43 pm

Greetings: I am a SEDOKU aficionado. I have been on the market for a commercial made product with large size display without any success, so I have decided to make or modify one of the commercially available products to drive an LED display. Any ideas how to implement this modification?

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Post by jwax » Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:43 am

Welcome to earth.
What are you trying to do?
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Post by dbovee » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:11 pm

I know about SEDOKU; I'm not aware of any commercially made products at all. I gather from what you write that such products as do exist have small displays, is that correct? What product are you thinking of modifying? It the readout LED or LCD?
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Re: SEDOKU

Post by philba » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:47 pm

Isn't it spelled sudoku?

anyway, if I understand correctly, you want to build a 9x9 array of single digit displays. This should be a straight-forward generalization of 7 Segment LED display projects.

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Post by Will » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:56 pm

I too am a Sudoku fan - I thought about writing a program to solve a Sudoku grid - but then- what would be the point ? If I had a program which would do the job then I would no longer ba able to enjoy the challenge of the game - I get a regular weekly one from a newspaper and it usually takes me anything from 1 to 3 hours to solve it
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Re: SEDOKU

Post by dacflyer » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:31 am

what is Sudoku ???????
is i something electronic or what ?

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Post by jimandy » Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:46 am

Sort of a crossword type numbers puzzle. Lots of newspapers are now carrying it.
"if it's not another it's one thing."

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Post by dacflyer » Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:09 pm

oh, ok, i seen them,, thanks..

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Re: SEDOKU

Post by Gorgon » Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:29 am

Hi,
I have seen a SuDoku electronic game in the shops here. It's not so expensive, $30 I think. It has a LCD screen on it, not very big. 3"x3" or something like it. SuDoku is very big in Norway, lots of books and in all the newspapers.

To implement this in a small microcontroller and display it in a 9 by 9 7-seg LED grid shouldn't be too big. The real thing is to get the proper game setups. They are made after certain rules.

TOK ;)
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Re: SEDOKU

Post by cato » Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:55 am

The kind folks at:

http://www.websudoku.com/

will let you play for free on the web and will send puzzles to your cell phone if you like.

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Re: SEDOKU

Post by zotdoc » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:22 pm

One of the Forrest Mimms books details how to make an led array ocilloscope. I feel sure you could build your project based on his publications. I believe the title was "engineers notebook".

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Re: SEDOKU

Post by Roger Dodger old codger » Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:13 pm

I make a large 2 digit display, 5.5inches wide by
9 inches high. It has a four button controller: up,down,enter, and reset. It can be used in the open sunlight as well as indoors.
If your are interested email me.
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Re: SEDOKU

Post by Will » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:04 am

This is a SuDoKu puzzle below - It is supposed to show a 9 x 9 matrix i.e. 81 cells - made of of 9 minor squares of 9 cells each. It has to be completed such that each horizontal row of 9 cells, each horizontal column of 9 cells and each of the 9 minor squares, contains each of the digits 1 - 9 once and once only. It will be interesting to see if anyone doea it


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|| | 4 | || 8 | | || | | 3 ||
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|| | | || 9 | | 2 || 8 | | ||
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|| 7 | | 1 || | | || | | 9 ||
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|| | 2 | 5 || | 7 | || | 6 | ||
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|| | | || 2 | | 3 || | | ||
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|| | 1 | || | 8 | || 3 | 2 | ||
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|| 5 | | || | | || 4 | | 2 ||
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|| | | 6 || 4 | | 8 || | | ||
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|| 1 | | || | | 5 || | 8 | ||
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Re: SEDOKU

Post by Will » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:13 am

that got a little screwed up because the site/forum removed some, bit not all of spaces between horizontal lines of figures - but not from the horiizontal lines (----- )
It should read s 4 s 8 s s s s 3
s s s 9 s 2 8 s s
7 s 1 s s s s s 9
s 2 5 s 7 s s 6 s
s s s 2 s 3 s s s
s 1 s s 8 s 3 2 s
5 s s s s s 4 s 2
s s 6 4 s 8 s s s
1 s s s s 5 s 8 s
see what it does to this spacing ?
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Re: SEDOKU

Post by Will » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:15 am

That wasn't quite so bad except that it removed all of the left hand spaces in all bar the top line
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