But what's the alternative? Semiconductor IC manufacturing isn't exactly environmentally friendly either. And plastic will be used anyway for the chip carrier.I hope it's never more than niche, because making use of even more plastic seems like a great idea.
I went all eco there for a moment.
My first thought was - how much would such 4-bit processor cost on silicon? I mean sure, 1c is cheap, but it is also very limited design.
Seconded. But I sure would like the blood sugar testing. My fingers have been ruined by poking 10-20 times a day for 40 yrsPerhaps before we make a banana sticker that can use our temperature to tell us our mood, current blood sugar level & radio our metrics back to base to recommend other purchases; we should step back and think about how far into our lives we want technology to encroach for no good or valid cause.
Diabetes is always one of those things that makes me cringe. I hate needles.Seconded. But I sure would like the blood sugar testing. My fingers have been ruined by poking 10-20 times a day for 40 yrs
if you don’t check often you can’t achieve 5-6 A1C levels like me
I use a pump and that’s how I can get my A1c so low but I have to check my blood sugars a lot so I know what to do. I tried to get the ones you can wear on your arm but for some reason they couldn’t keep up with demand so I don’t get themDiabetes is always one of those things that makes me cringe. I hate needles.
They have ones you can wear now that don't poke you. What about digital insulin pumps? Are these not viable alternatives for you?
I'm sure someone at some point made a compiler for something like the 4004. It wouldn't be that hard anyway. But you'd be surprised how many things use incredibly simple processors, such as the PIC12. The thing only has 8 pins and the one time I remember using it, it was to implement a PWM fan controller using a thermistor to adjust the fan speed according to the temperature of some load.I'm trying to figure out the use. 4 Bit processors are incredibly limited in functionality. Even the first home computers from the 70's and 80's were 8 bits. And there are no compilers for 4 bit that I know of. You would have to go straight assembler.