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by wapcaplet
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Macrophages III
Replies: 1
Views: 1174

Re: Macrophages III

This is one of several challenges that can be solved by evolving a species directly on the substrate. Even if you don't manage to solve it with evolution alone, you may find that evolution gives you ideas for swimmer designs that you might not consider otherwise. The first step, as with any challeng...
by wapcaplet
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Scarce Conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 2007

Re: Scarce Conditions

There are a lot of ways to solve this challenge, and many different organisms that can do it, but all of them will have one behavior in common: move toward food. Here are three different organisms using stereocytes to detect food to the left or right. All of them use flagellocytes for movement, but ...
by wapcaplet
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Flat Earth
Replies: 11
Views: 3555

Re: Flat Earth

SlowMind wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:38 am
I made one with hidden flagellocyte
Very nice! Yours also has a minimal design, but more of a wobbly movement. Quite efficient too.
by wapcaplet
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Desert Oasis
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Desert Oasis

Here is another version, identical to the first, except crawlers (try to) avoid the blue pools instead of seeking them out. They seem more stable long-term this way, holding a steadier population between 900-1000 cells, and reaching over 4,000h with no sign of stopping. https://www.dropbox.com/s/uq7...
by wapcaplet
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Desert Oasis
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Desert Oasis

Thanks! Yeah, I have entered a new phase of interest in Cell Lab lately (they come and go every few months) and I keep coming back to the forums for inspiration. It's nice to have someone to share ideas and accomplishments with too. The substrate above did OK for a while, with crawlers and pool popu...
by wapcaplet
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Showcase of our Creations
Topic: Desert Oasis
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Desert Oasis

For a while I have been pondering what to do with all the extra nutrients on the "Desert II" substrate. I got some good inspiration from reading an old forum thread with bwisialo's idea of doing a Desert parasite, and megathosto's droner organism: http://forum.cell-lab.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1734 D...
by wapcaplet
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Flat Earth
Replies: 11
Views: 3555

Re: Flat Earth

Well, here it is: a solution to "Flat Earth" using only three modes. Capture+_2018-12-06-20-52-57_crop_543x762-217x305.png Substrate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jltla3idn6y7yjn/wap%20flatearth%20nanos.substrate?dl=0 The blue version was my design, and the purple version is after about 170,000h of evo...
by wapcaplet
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Avoidance
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: Avoidance

Your swimmer reminded me of this "Norwegian Blue" that I made a while back. http://forum.cell-lab.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2489 The original stopped swimming when there was no food near. I made a few small changes, and now it stops when it gets near green cells. It's funny, the green ball in the midd...
by wapcaplet
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Avoidance
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: Avoidance

Nice work! I would not have thought it possible to solve this challenge with a linear myocyte swimmer. I'm sure I tried one among my many failed designs. It is hard to get the balance just right without a neurocyte. With only stereocytes, the signal to avoid a nearby green cell could be easily overp...
by wapcaplet
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Discussion of Challenges
Topic: Friction
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Re: Friction

This can be an extremely frustrating challenge; I remember trying many failed designs before I could find one that worked. The in-game hints give some clues, but if you are still struggling, here are a few more: - Myocytes can only lift cells they are directly connected to. If you have any cells wit...