CARET stands for Commercial Applications Research for Extraterrestrial Technology. Its been pretty much debunked even by UFOlogists, however the art is super cool.
" their technology is different. It really did operate like the magical piece of paper sitting on a table, in a manner of speaking. They had something akin to a language, that could quite literally execute itself, at least in the presence of a very specific type of field. The language, a term I am still using very loosely, is a system of symbols (which does admittedly very much resemble a written language) along with geometric forms and patterns that fit together to form diagrams that are themselves functional. Once they are drawn, so to speak, on a suitable surface made of a suitable material and in the presence of a certain type of field, they immediately begin performing the desired tasks. It really did seem like magic to us, even after we began to understand the principles behind it."
Perfect for the implementation of a self oscillating adaptive instrument pair that will speak to each other and... Do... Stuff...
With the Benjolin PCB design by Rob Hordyk that I am self etching and self drilling and assembling over the holidays I decided to make from the ground up two of his instruments with the infamous CARET document "alien artefact" manual as topside graphics. I thought "hey, those look future-japan/alien hybrid looking glyphs" so I had to use them. I shall be using each "node" for LEDs and jacks and each parent and sibling as a large and small knob centre... Two of these will talk to each other via jacks and self oscillate with the occasional external interjection from Sloth Chaos.
Since I lost it in the fire I got a new dremel and a new bench press for PCBs and accurate drilling of pilot holes. The tools have come on a LONG way in the time between buying my first and second dremel, especially in the drill press.