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#1 CaveRat2

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:01 AM

Open for suggestions on this one....

 

Most here have the same opinion of the Ovilus as I, it lacks scientific basis for use as a communication tool. An argument I often use is to demonstrate the mechanics of how the "spirit" is able to manipulate the device to get it to speak the desired phrase. To date, no one has done so.

I go into a similar discussion recently and we put our heads together and attempted to determine a means to allow for this interaction. I had done and still have the test equipment used to develop speech using a synthesizer from back in the 1980s. (General Instruments SPO256) For my purpose I built a keyboard which allowed me to enter the phoneme command for any of the 64 phonemes this processor utilizes. The Ovilus also has a phoneme mode but lacks a means of directly addressing the phonemes. So the obvious solution would be to provide such an interface.

I looked over the available phonemes used with the SP0256 and found several were similar. I found that to simplify things I could reduce the number of phonemes needed to 30 and still get reasonably good speech. All that would be needed would be a type of keyboard that in theory an entity could interact with.

 

What I came up with was a large panel with 30 "keys" spaced about 4 inches apart. The letters, A - Z would go from left to right and be identified as such. Some letters, especially the vowels, would have 2 or 3 "keys". One for a long sound another directly below it for a short sound. Other letters would also have dual keys, such as the "C" since "C" can take on either an "S" sound or a "K" depending on the word desired. A few letters such as "Q" would actually not have an input, rather the "Q" would be tied in with "K" since phonetically that closely matches its sound. I feel this would be sufficient to allow for very basic words to be formed even though a few may take on a bit of an unnatural sound at times.

 

The keys themselves are another factor. Each key consists of a Field effect transistor with an open Gate. This makes it susceptible to any static field that might interact with it. There would also be a mechanical open contact switch that would permit a physical action to close the key. Additional types of "keys" could also be implemented if later versions are built. Each key is also surrounded by a solid wire that is connected to a pause command. This would be detected should an interacting field simply pass directly between keys without turning off. Its physical location would be "mapped" by adjacent keys activated. Later analysis might allow for "correcting" any such errors in event of multiple key activations.

 

The output of the Phoneme Keyboard is sent to a converter which does two things. First it converts the key activation to the proper phoneme address needed to cause the SP0256 to speak that phoneme. Secondly it permits one and only one activation for a given key preventing multiple hits on a single activation. And for any who may wonder why I am building this for an old technology speech synthesizer, I have a working processor already going. I would have to do minimal software work to adapt to this. It is much easier in my case. I would expect that newer technology, Arduino or USB for example, might also be utilized. Changes to the converter would be required since as I built the original processor it requires a parallel data bus.

 

This is a brief outline of the project as I currently have it. I am open to additional comments and ideas to improve or enhance its ability.

 



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 05:35 PM

That is a pretty creative way to attempt direct spirit communication.  I'm a little confused though as to why you want to integrate audio pickup using a keyboard.  It sounds pretty complicated to me.  If you could get any cooperation from any alleged spirit, would they be able to figure out how to use it?

 

If you intend for them to use the keyboard to type in a message, but still prefer audio output, why not just run it through a text to speech software program on your computer?  You can easily do adjustment to the voice in many ways.

 

Your use of electrostatic sensors sounds reasonable.  Have you tested that idea out?  If the spirit creates the emf source, is it fine tunable to fit in a small area?  A long time ago, I used to work installing alarm sensors on safes and other valuable equipment.  We used static sensors as one of the tools.  You could adjust the sensitivity to set the sensor off 3 feet away if you wanted but that led to lots of false alarms because static charges from the environment are pretty common, especially from carpets, etc.  Anyway, you have a good idea about putting the keys far apart.  

 

You might be interested in knowing that there was an attempt to make sort of a spirit typewriter in the mid 70's.  It was called a Metaphase Typewriter.  You can read about that here: http://boundary.org/.../metaphase.html  The link also has some audio results that kind of sound like a drunk gut doing a chant:: http://boundary.org/...ingo1-short.mp3

 

I hope you get better results!

 

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 09:03 AM

This project is moving slow due to other work requiring my time.  However to date I have built three keys  to allow for prototype / testing of concept.   The keys work as expected and simply requires duplication to ad the remaining keys.  

 

The text to speech conversion was not used because the basis of this is the sounds (phonemes) instead of spelling.  Thus words are formed based on their sound, and in some cases may be spelled entirely different.  Text to speech cannot make such conversions if the spelling is too far off.  Plus this system is inetnded to give realtime feed back as a part of the learning curve.  If a spirit were to attempt to use it initially, several keys may be activated until the correct/ desired sound was generated.  But once the corect key(s) were chosen it becomes a matter of simply activating them in the correct sequence to form phonemes / words / sentences.

Sensitivity is adjustable on each key.  In addition, relative level is also determined.  Thus if some bleedover exists between keys, only the strongest of a particular activation is accepted.

 

The next stage of this project will involve testing whether or not a spirit is even capable of activating it.  The three key model will be set up over a period of time and any activation will be recorded.  In its current form each key causes a speech synthesiszer to respond "yes", "no", or "What?".  If any activation is obtained in response to a question it will be an indication of something being capable of activating such a system.  If no responses are obtained after a period of time it will be considered a failure of concept and will likely stop any additional development of this system.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 02:01 PM

Hello,

 

I also use FETs as input devices - I never thought of adding this chip; I have one kicking around and I have studied a little linguistics.

 

I like the idea of phenome useage (I vistited yer site); I may try to build this rig at some point I would be interested in following up on your progress; we need this kind of work to be done.

 

Altho it is of only an electrostatic nature - the idea of training the other side 'Tekkies' is one I hadnt thought of either; you would think they know everything up there (or out there...!); I guess as in everything there is a learning curve.

 

What worries me and even thought Faraday wrote that the mind couldnt possibly have cause and effect on device useage, it is still a major road block for me whether subconscious or not; I am trying to overcome that and pressing on with my own projects; it's tough.

 

Another problem is just being around the project may influence it; our minds; our physical bodies; who knows; this quantum experimenter effect; schrodingers cat (??); I think we still need to ask the questions and talk literally out loud and have some kind of intention; not necessarily belief; then when things start to happen we might as well go with them whatever the cause and not worry about how the causes are created; the fact that we can communicate with something intangible has to be interesting.

 

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 02:07 PM

Hello,

 

I forgot to add as I cant seem to edit...

 

PRAAT is a software program for linguistics; I have Rosetta Stone somewhere; Natural Language and Languages...I want to convert English to foreign languages...out loud - maybe text to speech etc...it probly doesnt matter language wise but speech wise to get low level signals...

 

Also there are some using Morse Code now to talk to spirits...kool stuff! I happen to be a HAM and also am studying the Spiricom again amongst other esoteric and abstract ideas...lasers, crystals...I will have my own thread here soon.

 

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Posted 18 September 2014 - 10:24 AM

The intent is have active communication if it all works out,    Regarding the learning curve, I see it not so much as learning how to operate the system as it is to learning which "key" to activate.   Assuming a spirit is present and inadvertently activates a key, it is immediately aware of the sound created.  Different keys equal different phonemes.  The learning comes into play learning which key causes which sound to be generated.  To aid in this, a visual representation is located beside each key, thus the association between sound and key is made.  After a few false starts it should soon become apparent to the spirit which keys create which phonemes and words could then be formed by activating the proper key sequences. 

 

As for other languages, they could also be done in a similar manner, but that would be a project for phase 2 once the initial system is working.  As to which languages that is also dependent on the location where the investigation is being conducted.  I would expect the native language to be most common in any location.  (Amazing how everyone who gets an EVP claims it spoke in English!)

 

As to those around teh device influencing it, who knows?  But if in fact any such influence does tae place, since we also know what the device reponds to, it should be a simple matter to include a fail safe to detect any fields given of by the investigator.  This should reduce false positives.



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 08:50 AM

I'm tech-stupid, but this sounds fascinating.







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