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Hey guys...

So i'm nearing the end of my JR year and i have tochoose a sr project. I have been researching and looking around for over a month and i have no F* clue what to do.

I have thought of making a GUI using Java Power Tools for a Conway's Game of Life simulator (already have the basic c code written and wouldn't be hard to change to java)...But my teacher said the work would have to be wroth three credits and he doesn't believe that it would be enough
I wanted to have preloaded displays, the ability to save the number of dead and alive cells and the number of iterations and the starting formation, and some other little interactive things.

My other idea was to compile a kernal for linux but he basically said well not basically but literally said "**** that" and told me to forget about it. So i'm at a complete loss of ideas.

Just some input for ideas or maybe even some help with the conway project would be awesome..

TIA Phil
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Instead of Conway's Game of Life, how about John von Neumann's? His 29 state machine precedes Conway's 2 state machine and is considerably more complicated. Conway is implemented to death.
    
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good idea i will have to look into it
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As your teacher said, the Conway project is far too simple. I actually had no idea what it was until you posted this, but I was able to write the entire backend along with the GUI (from scratch mind you) in the past 2 hours as I caught up on season 2 of Heroes. Definitely not enough work for a final project, but fun nonetheless. If you take a look at the Sudoku solver in my sig, you may want to try something similar. It's actually a pretty involved task because not only are you developing algorithms to solve the puzzle itself, you're working out ways to put it into code and allow the user to easily use the tool.
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