Wow that is pretty complex. I guess the basic thing to help understand is that a block with a torch on the side of it is an inverter.
This is the greatest addition to minecraft so far. The more things that can be controlled by these the better the game gets.
Also, if you flip a torch on and off really quickly a bit it will burn out and turn off for a second. Pretty cool.
no clue :biggrin.gif:
some how i dont think much of it will be any use to normal minecraft users
but for people like me we can make binary computers :biggrin.gif:
as im righting this im working on a binary adding ......hmmm what to call it..... ill just go with gate
He is just trying to make it as small as possible.
I just discovered after building your XOR gate that it takes time for the current to travel. Set up a long wire with a door at the beginning and end. The closer door will open before the farther door. Would some sort of clock be possible with this? Maybe we actually could build some kind of computer.
You flip the switch on the right and then turn it off just as the door at the left side opens. The current should continue to loop forever with no power source. The delay is caused by the inverters. This will switch states about 2 times a second. All the doors along the top open and close in order. If you don't time it perfectly it will get faster and faster and become always on or become slower and turn off.
What could be done with this?
Maybe able to make a "sprint through a tunnel with doors closing behind you" kind of action scene.
Well if you're really serious about making computers you're going to need some of these:
This one is a little hard to explain in a two dimensional diagram, but basically, you need to have a little raised S of soil and have the wire go over it, and you need to have a mirrored pit that goes beneath it and run wire through that too. In short, you need to cross the wires, and have the output each gate feed back into the other without touching. This is basically the building block of computer memory. If you flip one switch and then flip it off, it'll stay in one state. If you flip the other switch and then flip it off, it'll stay in the other state. Of course if you ever flip both switches on at the same time, you'll get a fun race condition and one of your torches will burn out.
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This is accurate and will never go out. No lever required. As soon as you complete the circuit it will begin its cycle. I tried making it faster than this (which is about 3-4 ticks per second) but the torches burn out and you have to reset it. The more double NOTs the slower it is.
Just hearing the word flip-flop makes me cringe. I just took digital logic and had the most boring professor ever. I had a project to make a synchronous counter with flip flops, but my partners did most of the work. This is interesting though. Will that rs flip flop definitely work?