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WireWorld

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rated 3.05 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Gadgets - Construction Set
Tags:
logic
wires
automata

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Uploaded
Jan 1, 2009 | 6:14 PM EST

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Author Comments

This is not a game, more of just a gadget to mess around with if you are interested in this sort of thing.
You have a grid of pixels, where each pixel can be empty, a wire, a signal head or a signal tail. After each "second" of time passing, signal heads become signal tails, signal tails become wires and a wire can become a signal head if one or two of the adjacent pixels are signal heads.
WireWorld is Turing complete, meaning that it is possible to create many logic gates, and even large computers (but not in this version, the grid is too small).
Original concept by Brian Silverman.
This site provides many patterns that you can create within WireWorld, and will get you started making your own devices:
www*quinapalus*com/wi-ind ex*html
Replace "*" with ".", obviously.

Reviews


MManXMManX

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I'm dong as the instructions say, but nothing's happening. What's going on?



RandominiRandomini

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Beautiful!

You should put an epilepsy warning on tho.



DrQuantDrQuant

Rated 5 / 5 stars

And

im making a design and was wondering, is there a way to do an and comand so 2 signals must combine at a point to result in a signal exiting out of some port


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StaliN98 responds:

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cafeenerush21cafeenerush21

Rated 4 / 5 stars

pretty cool

I made a blinking snake :-D (no genitals, it's really a snake) lol. und a flower as well great idea. reminds me of that game Life, except these change colors instead of moving around.



CreepingDeth101CreepingDeth101

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice...

thought it was a very cool gadget. The url provided in the description, I noticed, was not just demos of the gadget but an explanation and a glimpse into the world of the physical aspects of electronics. Also I realized that although I consider myself pretty smart I'm nowhere near smart enough to get that shit. In playing with the instructions on that site I got up to step #1...lol. Still I intend to mess around a bit more later. Quite insightful and marvelous usage of nerd-time. I hope to enjoy and learn from this thing a lot. And if I don't learn, hell I can still have some fun seeing what all the little 'electrons' are doing.


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StaliN98 responds:

I think it took them two years to make that thing, and all it does is slowly find prime numbers. I'm glad you're having some enjoyment from it, and thanks for the review.