Pyrite demo download

A project log for Volumetric Circuits!

A schematic editor for "3D discrete grid-aligned circuits" and building a 1-bit ALU

Anderson AntunesAnderson Antunes 01/27/2016 at 06:302 Comments

If you want to play a little bit with the pre-alpha software go ahead! Pyrite is now for download!!

I still feel that there are a lot of things to do but I think that I am making some progress! Hope that you enjoy, the user interface is very raw but it is fun to see the circuit in 3D and move around :D

This version should run on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, but unfortunately I can only help you if you are using Linux.


1. You can create your own circuit files and attach them as "resources" to new volumetric circuit files, but each time that you edit your circuit file you have to restart the software. If you want I can make a screen recording, just ask.

2. The folding algorithm is not finished yet, this is only the first steps, it is a great improvement since the first version, I was focused in reducing the number of added nodes, so now I have to improve the density of the final volumetric circuit. I am planning to release new algorithm sections (steps/phases) on version v0.9.4, along with new ways for people to improve/contribute code for the folding process.

Remember that this is a pre-alpha demo, there are still a lot of things to fix and to improve.


Download here:


James Newton wrote 01/27/2016 at 16:48 point

Based on the prior demo, I'm guessing the circuit definition comes in the Falstad simulator format? 

I'd really love to see a screen recording or whatever of the blueprint generator output.

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Anderson Antunes wrote 01/27/2016 at 18:29 point

Yes, it uses Falstad's circuit simulator as a circuit editor and converts the circuit into a graph compatible with the folding algorithm.

The blueprint generator is not finished yet, I only have the ideas for now but I need more time to implement it, sorry for that. 
Currently the software can fold simple circuits but with low density of components, but it is still nice to play with it  and see the resistors and diodes in 3D. If you try it do not forget to leave some feedback :-)

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