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Oct 26, 2012Crininson posted a message on [Update - 3/3/13] Project XENON, Advanced Redstone Computer (With Demonstration Video!)Posted in: MCX360: Show Your Creation
I am still interested in helping out and getting to learn a thing or seven myself.Quote from Nose_Job_For_a_Cowboy
Well I'm out of town right now, so it'll be a week or so before I even touch it again.
But, when I do, at that point I can bring you and Dew in, if you're still interested. The rest of the build will be a piece of cake compared to designing an ALU. Next will be adding general purpose registers, which most people just call RAM, but that's not completely accurate. RAM is any memory cell or register that can be written to and read from, as opposed to ROM which can only be read from. Technically my program memory will consist of RAM, this just isn't the same kind of memory most people think of when they hear RAM. Generally, they are thinking of the memory stick you plug into your mother board, which is actually full of general purpose registers.
I want to have 16 locations, altogether containing 32 bytes of data RAM. In terms of construction, this means building 256 D flip flops, plus another 16 for a special purpose register which will act as a shortcut between the ALU's output and input. 90% of the time, whatever comes out of the ALU, you'll want to send right back in. This specific register increases the speed dramatically, allowing you to cut a whole line out of the program which would be used to store a value, that you didn't even need in the long run, in one of your primary RAM locations.
Also, I'm also going to have a toggleable clock for the program counter this time. It will actually be able to over-clock itself whenever instructed to, just like in a real CPU. It's pretty much a necessity at this point with how slow the comparator is. For A > B detection, it takes the comparator 36 agonizing ticks to negate all of the less significant digits in input B. Not counting the comparator, the most intensive operation in this ALU is a full ripple carry, which only takes 13 ticks. And that's from the initial input, in front of the inverters, all the way to the ultimate output, behind the bitwise shifters.
Even if it was restricted to 36 ticks, that's still faster than the average 16-bit computer, which usually has less functionality than mine does. But, with this toggleable clock, I'm pretty sure it could average around 20 ticks. Which, as far as I know, is unheard of for a computer that's as large and powerful as mine.
Oct 26, 2012For the past few days I've been working on my very first minecart station, using the knowledge I had gained about redstone and WITHOUT the use of a tutorial. There are some "issues" that I still have with the station, however, it is fully functional at this moment.Posted in: MCX360: Show Your Creation
It is very much in "raw state" with a lot of the wiring and such being out in the open. The reason for this is the fact that the world I've created it on will be somewhat of a museum of my creations. The world is not currently open for people to join and look around, however. That will come at a later, currently undecided date. When "open", everyone who is interested in learning some new things about redstone, or just like looking at redstone projects will be welcome to join.
I do warn you, I am not very creative when it comes to buildings. I am, however, proud of how the station looks... Take that as you will.
Without further delay, here are the pictures:
The stairs up to the station, the area is directly next to the spawn and is VERY hard to miss.
Looking into the station. The track selector in the back, completely controlled by pressure plates. The door on the left: Arrivals. Door on the right: Departures.
VERY simple cart storage.
Possibly the simplest form of track selection.
The brains of the outfit, so-to-speak. Using the RS NOR Latch in this design allows me to use pressure plates for track selection. The repeater in the middle sends the signal back up to the repeater on the left, where it both lights the torch to indicate selection and switches the corresponding track.
Last, but certainly not least, my attempt at a solar oven.
Questions, comments, critiques?
Oct 18, 2012Crininson posted a message on [Update - 3/3/13] Project XENON, Advanced Redstone Computer (With Demonstration Video!)Yeah, I've a suggestion... Make it play pong! Haha, kidding.Posted in: MCX360: Show Your Creation
Looking good so far.
Oct 13, 2012Posted in: MCX360: DiscussionQuote from Halo3Hunter113
How can it get banned?
Don’t use your account for commercial purposes (including, without limitation, trading services or in-game content for currency or Microsoft Points).
Sep 18, 2012Considering that the spell check is tied to your browser and not the website you're on, no I don't find it "ironic".Posted in: MCX360: Discussion
If you create a new account you will not be able to play your old worlds on that account. As for buying the game again, I think you can play it no problems as long as it is on the same xbox.
Jul 12, 2012Posted in: MCX360: Discussion
Hi! Welcome to the Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition subsection of the forums.Quote from awesomlyawesome
Unless you mean on the x-box. If that's what you mean than I don't know.
Also, what the people above me said. 1.8.
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Sep 10, 2012Posted in: MCX360: DiscussionQuote from Gutsgear
yeah very small whatever you think you 12 year old
Y'know what? I'm tired of seeing your negative, unethical and illogical posts on this topic. You posted a fairly decent idea, but once confronted by counterarguments, you shoot them down with more illogical reasoning and flame people for exploiting you. I'm tired of your ********.
To begin with, this idea is not bad, but where society is at the moment, it's not in the best interest of both the community and 4J. Like many have said, being a president in Minecraft would be pretty entertaining for a few days, then quickly wither away (hell, considering a day of this is pushing it).
If you know the sacraments of living well, you should know never to bring politics into a subject. People do it too many a times nowadays as their only excuse for all the fault in the world. It's like claiming that Minecraft sucks because 4J is greedy and doesn't want to give the people what they want and that their liberties are taken away so it's the government's fault we don't have DLC. And don't mention historical figures; you specified on two current presidential candidates that already have enough controversy as it is. Don't let it in.
By the way, every post I've seen on this topic from you has either been attempting to recreate yourself as the righteous against all who dislike the idea, or shooting down everyone else as if they don't have a damn clue what they are saying.
If anything, you are the 12 year old here. And learn to type with correct grammar while you're at it. Just because you think it's a good idea doesn't mean everyone else that says otherwise is the devil and a communist or whatever **** you brainless people say as an excuse from your stupidity. If people don't agree with you, suck it up. You are on the Internet, what did you expect? Automatic agreements and people worshiping everything you say and do?
Deal with it.
Jul 12, 2012Ok, so we know the update is coming out tonight or tomorrow depending on where you live. Now, seeing as how many of the people on here have yet to experience Pistons in all of their glory, I made this little tutorial to show you how to make a 2x2 Piston Door. I have made this on the PC in Creative to give the best possible idea of how to do this. (Sorry only pictures)Posted in: MCX360: Discussion
Piston Door Tutorial - (optional lock)
Here is what you'll need: 4 Sticky Pistons, 8 Redstone Torches, 4 Stone Pressure Plates,16 Redstone Dust, and a material of your choosing for the door.
STEP 1 - Place your Sticky Pistons and door material like so.
STEP 2 - Place a block, preferably Stone or Cobblestone, on the back of the top Sticky Piston like shown below.
Step 3 - Now, place a Redstone Torch directly under the block you just place on the back of the Sticky Piston. This will activate the PIston Door. Note that the block above the Redstone Torch is important because it carries the Redstone Signal to the top Sticky Piston. Without that block, the top Sticky Piston would not function.
Step 4 - Now, go down two blocks directly below the Redstone Torch from the previous step and place another Redstone Torch. Do this to both sides under each Redstone Torch. This will deactivate the Piston Door.
Step 5 - Now, we will make a Redstone Inverter. This is a little harder to explain so I'll keep it simple and tell you to just look at the picture below to get the idea. Do exactly as the picture shows, to both sides like before and to each side of the door. Not just left and right, but front and back.. As you can see, it will invert the signal, reactivating the Piston Door again.
So it should look like this on both sides.
Step 6 - Now, place Redstone Dust (Wire) between each of the Inverter Torches, so that they are in between the Pistons. Again, do this for both sides, like the wiring for the Redstone Inverter.
Step 7 - Now, you are going to need to make a connection from one side of the wiring to the other. This can be accomplished by connecting the wire laid in Step 6, with wire going directly underneath the door as shown below.
Step 8 - Now, go up two blocks from the Redstone placed in Step 6, and put down two blocks, that are located two blocks from the door. Then put Stone Pressure Plates on those blocks like shown below. Do this to both sides of the door.
Step 9 - Make sure that both sides are working by stepping on the Stone Pressure Plates. The Sticky Pistons should pull the blocks apart, creating a doorway. If they don't, go back and retrace the steps to make sure you didn't miss anything.
Step 10 - Optional Lock - Now that you have it all set up, you can add a simple locking system. I did this pretty fast so it's not the most elegant locking mechanism ever. Just a simple, uncomplicated lock. Just make the Redstone path shown in the picture below and you have a locking system. Please note the this must be done to both the left and right sides of the pistons otherwise only half of the door will lock. Also, you'll need one inside if you want to lock it from the inside.
Minecart Piston Rail Door
Here is what you'll need: 3 Sticky Pistons, 3 Redstone Torches, 2 Redstone Repeaters, 2 Detector Rails, 1 Pressure Plate, 15 Redstone Dust (Wire) and your choice of material for the door.
Step 1 - Place your Sticky Pistons like so. A stack of two on the left, three spaces in between, and then one on the right.
Step 2 - Now, from the center block between the pistons, dig a 9 long, 2 deep, and 1 wide trench. It must be 4 in front and 5 in the back like shown. The Diamond blocks are the front (4) and the Gold is the back (5) Diamond and Gold are just for demonstration.
Step 3 - Now, make a 2 wide, 3 long, and 2 deep hole next to the stack of pistons (shown on the left). Then, make a 1 wide, 3 long, 2 deep hole next to the single piston on the right. (NOTE: that these must be in front of the pistons where the original trench is only 4 long. aka the diamond side in step 2)
Step 4 - Remove the blocks shown as Diamond Blocks exactly as shown in the picture below.
Step 5 - Now, go to the single piston side. Underneath it, where you knocked out the blcoks shown in Step 4, place 2 Redstone Torches and 1 Redstone Repeater exactly like they're pictured below. Make sure the Redstone Repeater is on 1 click.
Step 6 - Go underneath the two stacked pistons, and place 1 Redstone Torch and 3 Redstone Dust (Wire) shown exactly like below. Do not forget to put 1 Redstone Dust (Wire) on the top of the block behind the top piston.
Step 7 - Now, to the left of the stacked pistons in the hole, place 3 Redstone Dust (Wire) and 1 Redstone Repeater like their shown in the picture below.
Step 8 - Now fill the center trench from one end to the other with 9 Redstone Dust (Wire) like shown below. Make sure the Redstone Repeater is on a full 4 clicks.
Step 9 - Now place 3 blocks exactly where the Diamond Blocks are in the picture below. 2 on each end of the center trench, and then one in the center between the pistons.
Step 10 - Now, it's time to practice with it and make sure it works. Place a Pressure Plate on the block in front of the pistons at the end of the center trench. then place your choice of blocks to be used by the Sticky Pistons as the wall/door. Also, place a rail down for the right piston to push and pull to replace the wall/door. Step on the Pressure Plate to make sure the pistons open up correctly like below.
Step 11 - If everything works correctly, carefully cover up all of the wiring and pistons. Make sure you don't break anything while covering it up. Once it's all said and done, it should look like this.
Step 12 - PROFIT!
I know this tutorial is early, but I figured that people should get a heads up on one of the most widely used practices with Pistons. I really hope it helps and that it isn't too confusing. I tried to make it as straight forward as possible. Please let me know if there is anything I can clarify.
(PLEASE TRY TO KEEP THIS ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THE FORUM SO EVERYONE CAN SEE IT AND USE IT IF THEY NEED IT)
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