First published July 1 2016
Microarray of programmable electrochemically active elements
John McCaskill, Thomas Maeke, Lukas Straczek, Jrgen Oehm, Pierre Mayr, Abhishek Sharma, Asbjrn Mller, Norman Packard, Steen Rasmussen, and Uwe Tangen
This paper describes possible applications of a two dimensional array of programmable electrochemically active elements to Alife. The array has been developed as part of the MICRE-Agents project, and after several design phases, is now a mature enough device for general use beyond the project. Here we describe the general properties of the device based on the first two design phases, some of its capabilities, including portable experimentation, and discuss its potential application to ALife and in education.