Sequence Files files are ordinary text files with a series of commands for the Centipede 416 sequencer. For more detailed information, please see the Owner’s Manual. You can create or edit these files with any text editor. We like to use ConTEXT.
The Centipede 416 comes with these sequence files already installed. They are useful, but also serve as examples of how to write a sequence file.
We encourage our customers to send us files that they have developed, so we can make them available for others to download!
This sequence file illustrates how the Centipede 416 can be used to encourage someone to maintain the proper pace during an exercise session. The setup would include wiring contact-1 to a fly wheel of an exercise bike, for example, and output 1 to the person. When the person fails to maintain the proper pace, the Centipede 416 will signal via the output, to encourage compliance.
Sometimes, a sequence writer must intentionally misspell words to get the text-to-speech engine to give you the best pronunciation. This sequence illustrates an example of that.
This sequence is useful as written. It randomly turns outputs on and off with different probabilities. Of course, it is also useful to examine the file to see how this is done. The file also shows how looping is coded in the sequence language.
This sequence has the Centipede set up a competition between up to fours persons, to see who can take the most eStim intensity. The system slowly increases the stimulation on one of them, while counting, until CONTACT ONE is pressed. This causes the stimulation to move to the next person in line, starting over with the count and level. As the stimulation moves around the circle, the players compete to see if they can reach a higher level than the others.
This Sequence demonstrates several new features added to the sequencer in version 1.06. The script announces the time every 10 minutes, has a ticking background to annoy, and assigns a task of random duration to be performed at the top of each hour. Note there is no eStim in this sequence, so it also illustrates how the Centipede can be used in other creative ways. When used for an overnight scene, the sequence plays ‘taps’ at bedtime and ‘reveille’ in the morning. The music: taps and reveille, can be downloaded from here. The mp3 file which provides the ticking sound is also available . Note: periodic.txt has been updated/improved since it first appeared in Version 1.06, so you may want to grab this copy to use.
This sequence shows an example of how to use the SIGNAL button. This button is a powerful feature that allows an operator to interrupt a script and then resume it after making adjustments.