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Knex Computer
« on: January 24, 2016, 03:24:56 am »
It is possible to build logic gates out of knex. Using this you can build statements such as:

    IF ((lever A is down AND lever B is up) OR ((lever A is up AND lever C is down)))
    THEN raise output lever
    ELSE lower output lever

Can anyone think of a use for this?
Also, I can provide a tutorial if anyone wants to make their own.

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Re: Knex Computer
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 06:26:55 pm »
Hi :)
Ball machine path selectors
Computers
Calculators
Roller coaster path selectors (?)


A tutorial would be cool anyway :)
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Re: Knex Computer
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 02:57:57 am »
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAIBh5uTBRM
Sorry it isn't so clear, but I think it's enough to show you how it works.
Alternatively I could make detailed instructions.

Explain how a ball path selector would use this?


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Re: Knex Computer
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 03:15:38 am »
well, it's an output, right? there must be someway too convert it into a selector. You could punch in the input for the track you want and Find a way for it to make the ball go a certain way. I can't watch the video to see if that would work but it would seem that could work.

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Re: Knex Computer
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 12:10:33 pm »
I could turn this into a selector, but I can't think of a reason I'd need logic gates.

I could also use this to engage/disengage a motor, but again, I can't think of a reason I'd need logic gates to do that.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2017, 12:19:41 pm by mathsboy314 »