--- In nanotech@y..., "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <sentience@p...> wrote:
> asoshaz123 wrote:
> > hi frinds!!!
> > I need some help about the algorithmes for
> > nanobots and making ananobotes self assembler!
> > thanks a lot !
> > aso.
> Dear Aso,
> Don't believe those fuddy-duddies at the Foresight Institute who
> building nanotechnology will require years and billions of dollars.
> Building your own assembler is easy.
> You'll need:
> An atomic-force microscope
> Graph paper
> A GNU C compiler
> Two AA batteries
> A bag of Hershey's chocolates
> Obtaining an atomic-force microscope is easy, although most people
> own one (check around in your garage). Today's AFMs are cheaper
> ever, and several sets of online instructions show how you can
> your own AFM from Legos and duct tape. I picked up my own AFM for
> bucks at a garage sale.
Actually, they really _aren't_ that hard to build. The first AFM is
what, ten years old? and our technology is much better now. I
received my SPM tips for free (yes, free) at http://www.mikromasch.com
> Once you have your AFM, your next step is to design the assembler,
> careful to show the exact positions of all atoms on your sheets of
> paper. (You may want to consult the Periodic Table of Elements
> to time if you're not sure about the exact properties of a given
> or refer back to your high-school physics books for a full
> molecular binding forces.) This should take a couple of days, or a
> if it's your first assembler design. A typical assembler might
> trillion atoms, so you should probably get a full package of graph
> from an office supply store in advance.
As an alternative, solve the protein-folding problem, design your
assembler, and work backwards to find the correct DNA sequence, so
that ribosomes can build your first assembler for you. Program it
with DNA, too. The correct sequence is probably stuck in some
unexpressed part of your cat's DNA, so simply turn on that gene and
BOOM you have your nanoassembler.