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4 Bit Binary Decoder (V.2)

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Storm_Inc's Avatar Storm_Inc
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Hey minecrafters!

I've been working on Binary Decoders for a little over a week. Since I wanna make a computer, all my parts must be faster, so I tried different things and I thought of how to make my Binary Decoder faster. This is how it turned out.

In my old Binary decoder, I would put a repeater then a block of wool for each output. In this version the torches are over the redstone. This makes it easier to turn it off and use about 1 repeater for every (Approximately) every 6 output.
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NoseJob for a Cowboy
10/07/2012 6:20 pm
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What's up with the closest line? There are no 3's in binary! xD Well, there are, but not in a single digit.
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Storm_Inc
10/07/2012 6:38 pm
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The output is on the bottom, so those lines are just for input.
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NoseJob for a Cowboy
10/07/2012 7:06 pm
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I know, but binary decoders form a pattern. The 1's digit is on for every other line. (one on, one off, etc.) 2's is on twice every two lines, two on, two off. 4's are four on, four off. There is no 3's digit in binary.

I've built plenty of decoders before, including one exactly like this. The only difference in the one I built, was the decimal lines had torches to activate the correct lines for a 7-segment display. Point of the story is I'm very familiar with binary, as well as converting it to a decimal format.
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Storm_Inc
10/07/2012 7:21 pm
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I just put the torches for every possible combination. That's how I was taught to do it.
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NoseJob for a Cowboy
10/07/2012 8:02 pm
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But there are no combinations, there's only one way to represent any decimal number in binary. If you don't follow the pattern, you'll end up with a bug somewhere. Have you tested every output on this?
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Storm_Inc
10/07/2012 8:09 pm
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Every output works xD You really don't need to test it... As long as the torches are put in the right place it works
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