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May 12, 2014 AT 1:00 pm

Build a Simple Digital Computer Using Pulleys and Weights

In Pulley Logic Gates, Alex Gorischek shows us how he built a simple digital computer using pulleys and weights. via mashable

The essence of digital computing is the use of continuous physical states to represent a discrete number of symbols and the ability to perform logic based on those symbols. Although electronic circuits are exceptionally well-suited for this, any system that can handle symbols as both input and output is a digital computer. Here, I’ve demonstrated the construction of simple digital computers (specifically, binary logic gates) using pulleys and weights.

Want to build your own?

See the stuff you’ll need here: bit.ly/pulleylogicgatesstuff

See pics here: bit.ly/pulleylogicgatespics

And feel free to reach out to me with questions: [email protected]

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