doctorow at June 2nd, 2014 13:00 — #1
digitalartform at June 2nd, 2014 13:14 — #2
That was pretty crazy.
There is also a great online simulator called http://logic.ly/ that my daughter understood and enjoyed even when she was pretty young. The demo works in your browser -- no download required http://logic.ly/demo/
bencurthoys at June 2nd, 2014 14:02 — #3
I was hoping they'd do a flipflop.
robert_c_baruch at June 2nd, 2014 21:58 — #4
I wonder if it could work with timed or buffered logic. As it is, the energy for an entire logic chain needs to come from the inputs -- see how they were straining to hold on to the inputs by the time they got to XNOR?
bencurthoys at June 3rd, 2014 04:02 — #5
Though on reflection hooking two NAND gates together would be ridiculous when a latch that stays where it's put is the sort of functionality you get for free by using physical objects and friction.
niczar at June 3rd, 2014 05:19 — #6
Mechanical logic gadgets appear from time to time and go viral like this one. I don't want to be the party pooper, but almost all of them are rather unimpressive in that they don't feature any amplification. I.e. if you were to scale up the thing to do something even remotely useful, you'd end up either having to pull with both hands, and the thing would break anyway.
doctorow at June 7th, 2014 13:00 — #7
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