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dc.contributor.authorBraund, Een
dc.contributor.authorVenkatesh, Sen
dc.contributor.authorMiranda, Een

Biological computing prototypes don't often leave the con nes of research laboratories, which limits their immersion into real-world applications and hinders our ability to fully understand their potential. Such a situation is usually a result of the volatile nature of the substrate and the resources and expertise required to implement the prototype. In this paper, we introduce the `PhyBox': a programmable interface for harnessing biological memristors. PhyBox is a step towards providing non-experts, D.I.Y. prototyping enthusiasts, and engineers with an accessible platform for experimenting with biological processing using memristors. This paper serves as precursor to making such a system publicly available. The system builds on our previous work into developing convenient methods of harnessing the myxomycete Physarum polycephalum as a memristive component. Over the past decade, this organism has proven to be an accessible addition to the eld of Unconventional Computing. PhyBox utilises a Raspberry Pi and a selection of inexpensive breakout boards to create a standalone system that is cased in a 3D printed box to provide robust portability. Within the paper, we provide details on the device's hardware, software, and testing. We also demonstrate the deployment of the system in a creative musical application.

dc.publisherOld City Publishingen
dc.subjectunconventional computingen
dc.subjectcomputer musicen
dc.subjectPhysarum polycephalumen
dc.titlePhyBox: A Programmable Interface for Physarum polycephalum-based Memristorsen
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.journalInternational Journal of Unconventional Computingen
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 Groups by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/00 Groups by role/Academics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts and Humanities
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Arts and Humanities/School of Humanities and Performing Arts
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA33 Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies
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