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Posted Aug 28, '11 at 2:15am

master565

master565

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Over the last week or so, I've constructed an (almost) fully operational 3-bit calculator in Minecraft. It can currently add, subtract, and multiply, and, when i get around to making it, divide.

I've decided to mark up a cartograph for you guys to help you understand it.

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/3339/calculatorcartograph.jpg

(if that's to big, go here)

1: This is where you and the console are, reading the instructions is suggested. This is the only place you need to be.

2: This is the seven segment hexadecimal display. Unfortunately, it only works for addition and subtraction, it has no support for multiplication, you will have to use the binary display for that.

3: An older version of the display. It works faster then the other one because it closer to the circuits, but it's no where near the console.

4: This is the binary to hexadecimal converter. It takes the binary answers and makes them usable for the hexadecimal display.

5: The addition station. Adds your numbers together.

6: The subtraction station. Subtracts your numbers.

7: The multiplication station. Multiplies your numbers.

8: A more powerful calculator i built that only does addition and only displays it in binary. You can check it out if you want, i used a fly mod to get there.

Download link

Just download, unzip, and place in your saves folder.

Problem solutions

1: If it doesn't work at all when you first open it, flip all the switches on then off. The redstone sometimes glitches up with MCedit and this usually fixes it.

2: Read the instructions in the map, you may be operating it wrong.

3: The seven segment display is hexadecimal, so when it comes up as A, B, C, D, E, or F, it's not a glitch.

Any problems, glitches, ect, just ask me. And for the third time this post, read the instructions in the map.

 

Posted Aug 28, '11 at 11:40am

master565

master565

3,874 posts

New Version

The seven segment hexadecimal display now takes up about 80% less room, making it run and calculate faster. Also, the old seven segment display is now disabled.

Download

 

Posted Aug 28, '11 at 7:05pm

master565

master565

3,874 posts

STILL DON'T GET IT.

I wasn't explaining how it works, i was explaining what it is.

I get it,wow thats a great plan!

It's not a plan, it's finished...

 

Posted Aug 28, '11 at 9:00pm

darthdave9

darthdave9

111 posts

@master565 lol, I guess none of us took the time to actually look at it.
TOO LONG DIDN'T READ

%Pr

 

Posted Aug 28, '11 at 9:13pm

master565

master565

3,874 posts

@master565 lol, I guess none of us took the time to actually look at it.

It looks like neither of you even bothered to read the opening post.

 

Posted Aug 28, '11 at 9:23pm

jeol

jeol

3,565 posts

Interesting concept. Are such things like calculators always so big in Minecraft? It looks pretty complicated... :P

 

Posted Aug 28, '11 at 9:31pm

master565

master565

3,874 posts

Interesting concept. Are such things like calculators always so big in Minecraft? It looks pretty complicated... :P

Why does everyone keep calling it a concept? It's a reality. I'm not the first one to create something like this, people have made 256 bit ALUs and full computers with memory, processing, and programming. Mine looks complicated, but it's just a lot of wiring due to me putting it together badly. People can cram everything i did into a space one tenth the size.

 

Posted Aug 28, '11 at 9:43pm

Freakenstein

Freakenstein

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I gotta compliment you on the time it took for you to make this. I'm preferable to the simpler construction of objects in Minecraft myself. That's what amazes me so much about this game; you can be so creative with the objects at your disposal.

 

Posted Aug 28, '11 at 9:45pm

jeol

jeol

3,565 posts

Why does everyone keep calling it a concept? It's a reality. I'm not the first one to create something like this, people have made 256 bit ALUs and full computers with memory, processing, and programming. Mine looks complicated, but it's just a lot of wiring due to me putting it together badly. People can cram everything i did into a space one tenth the size.

Well, to me, pretty much anything computer-related is a concept :P

Dang, they must have spent a lot of time working on it. Speaking of which, how long did you spend making this?

Humm, there does seem to be a lot of empty space there. Well, as long as it works. :D

 

Posted Aug 28, '11 at 9:49pm

master565

master565

3,874 posts

Dang, they must have spent a lot of time working on it. Speaking of which, how long did you spend making this?

A little less then a week.

Humm, there does seem to be a lot of empty space there. Well, as long as it works. :D

I used a world editor and guessed how much space i needed, obviously i over guessed a little :b

I gotta compliment you on the time it took for you to make this. I'm preferable to the simpler construction of objects in Minecraft myself. That's what amazes me so much about this game; you can be so creative with the objects at your disposal.

Thanks :D

 
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