Hi all! Hope I'm posting this in the right section, I'd like some help with a Redstone creation of mine. This is part of a much larger Redstone computer project I'll be tackling broken up into several threads. My first order of business is getting this Redstone scrolling text display working. Granted, I don't even know if making this work properly will actually be possible in vanilla Minecraft, but let's find out!
The monstrosity shown below is a grid of Redstone Lamps, followed by stone (or other block), then by a grid of observers facing away from the lamps to power, and finally a grid of observers facing right to cause the redstone pulses to travel left.
The incoming signal for each row is delivered from Redstone pulses from individual "letter modules"; independent redstone relays that split signal outputs to each row of redstone lines leading to the display (shown above as the slab setup) in a specific timing and orientation. Below is a mediocre representation of the letter 'H' being pulsed through the display:
Note: The blue squares represent repeaters (or comparators, depending on what would better suit the job).
Obviously, each module will be oriented and wired differently. So that's the basic rundown of this project. The goal I want to accomplish for now is to get the display to output letters and words in a 1x1 resolution without overlap. I'll give out more details as requested. Thanks!
Great idea, much slimmer than ex using the tripwire/armour stand/trapdoor merhod or whatnot. Is it laggy? Also, lamps power on min 0.3s, so you'd have to figure out how to delay the pixel propagation. Since observers are 1 tick pulse only, the only smooth propagation would be 0.3s/frame, 3+1/3 fps.
If you happen to come across a display which runs at 0.4s/frame I'd be intrigued since I've own interest in powering a 4 block tall scrolling disp over 10 bps/1 wire. Best i got atm is a flat surface consisting of repeaters, which aren't that visible (vid at baslak98 youtube)
Extremely late reply, but thank you for your support. I kinda gave up on this awhile ago but I'm trying to revisit and update my design. Turns out Mr.Mumbo created something like this, albeit much larger and anything but compact. I feel redstone needs an update again.