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Hey guys, This is a Redstone computer I'm building.

The computer is an 8-bit 8-register machine.
It has also has 64-bits of Video Memory driving an 8 X 8 piston display.

Much more information coming soon !

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Feed back is very welcome...
Thanks again guys!
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  • minerguy31
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Programmer
  • August 15, 2014, 12:34 pm
Hey, wanna do a collab series? By that I mean we make parts (RS nor latch arrays, binary decodes, etc.) of our own, compact them down, and put them together?
Sounds fun, ill message you when i get some time : )
  • Pyroboy007
  • Level 43
  • Master Pyro
  • March 10, 2014, 5:33 am
This looks as if it could destroy us all
  • deadrecon98
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Programmer
  • February 9, 2014, 4:07 pm
Lol extremely complicated. Hope you didn't do all this by hand. xD
  • CNCminecraft
  • Level 71
  • Legendary Engineer
  • October 7, 2013, 2:38 pm
Hey do you still make stuff nowadays?
Sure do !

I've been working with a team for months now on a ray-tracer based Minecraft clone.

But I've also been busy out in the world, I've somehow managed to work my way into a really good job ( the kind where you get payed to play Minecraft in your office while eating fresh free food ) so I've been making an effort to keep that.

Thanks for touching base CNC, it's always a pleasure to hear from you.
  • niels762
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • October 17, 2013, 10:02 am
Can't wait to see that Minecraft clone :)

Good luck with your job. Not that it looks that you need it ;)
  • MrColouR
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • June 13, 2013, 7:34 pm
Diamond, pretty crazy!
  • DSasaki
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Architect
  • April 26, 2013, 12:48 am
80th diamond
I have a good understanding of redstone, yet I understood barely anything of this. So it's a computer that stores memory, within my computer, and it has robots. Is this tekkit? Ftb? Or did redstone finally advance to the point to create mobile robot droids?
Yeah the computer has lots of memory and is built using conventional vanilla-Redstone.

The robots are for designing and engineering, they help me to build and test the device.

The droids themselves come from the mod ComputerCraft.
I don't understand the purpose of this device within gameplay. I'm not saying its extravagant, I'm just saying what could a person do with this?
Information processing has a lower bound on complexity beyond which any idea can be represented and anythings posible.

I hope you understand what this thing can do one day. Try researching computational universality.
Computers with RAM and memory. I remember being proud of my first wooden house. It had a basement.
  • SwooceRoDah
  • Level 25
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • January 22, 2014, 10:29 am
This ^
  • Hydraxia
  • Level 29
  • Expert Creeper
  • April 1, 2013, 9:40 pm
Dudeee, this is awesome!
ok i have returned with considerably more knowledge on CPUs then i used to have and i am going to finish one of the redpower ones i started. I have worked with some 8 bit CPUs on breadboards irl now and i believe i can create the likes of one in game. hopefully if all goes to plan it will be able to do some simple programs and such
Thanks for subbing to me, I'm surprised such a tech wizard would sub, when I'm just getting started! Also, what can you use a processor for in Minecraft?
Awesome job :)

How are the robots programmed to avoid obstacles? Is it a function of the mod, or something more complex?

Does the screen use something similar to my framebuffer idea? It's awesomely compact if so.

Congrats on becoming a master princess.
Thanks Casey : ) The robots accept behavioural instructions in the programming language Lua, initially; the robots possess only basic functionality in programs such as 'turn left' or 'move forward'... I rewrote these basic maneuveral programs to include internal state; this allows the robots to keep a track of there own location and orientation. The next step was to write a navigation program; essentially a system which compares a robots internally calculated location to a target and then takes basic actions ( such as turn / move ) to reach said target. Obstacle avoidance was trivial to add once this framework was in-place; if a robot cannot decrease the distance from its target then it will push that target onto a stack and attempt to reach a new target which allows it to reach the previous target ( this process continues recursively ) Behaviourally, this all means the robot will move Around solid blocks and mobs, it can even navigate complex unfamiliar cave networks.
The screen has a write-only pixel bit-plane buffer with 6-bits of 1-bit address space.
It is therefor much less powerful then your Red-appes frame-buffer by specifications.
It essentially only allows you to set / clear pixels. ( I spent a quite a few hours compressing the design; just to find out that properenglish has released a design which is so amazing similar that it made the work all but redundant ! - althogh I think mines a teeny tiny bit smaller )

Thanks for the congrats, yeh I know I've gotta pick another class : )
Wow, awesome way of navigating the robot! I gotta make something like that with an in-robot neural network, and see if that's what it eventually develops to do. Thanks!, you gave me an idea that could make neural nets practical in minecraft.
It's still an awesome screen, and everything is insanely aesthetic as usual.
Someday, I'm going to recreate Minecraft in Minecraft. Then I will realise it was pointless, because I could just play Minecraft. However, it would still be really cool.
  • appmine
  • Level 28
  • Expert Creeper Hugger
  • October 10, 2012, 8:16 pm
What can you do with this?
  • Sir
  • Level 20
  • Expert Fisherman
  • October 10, 2012, 6:27 am
I wish I could understand this stuff. does it have RAM?
Yes ofcoarse : )
( The first image is of the RAM )
  • niels762
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • October 11, 2012, 5:43 am
glad you are back :)
  • Sir
  • Level 20
  • Expert Fisherman
  • October 11, 2012, 4:35 pm
Ok, I don't understand computers and stuff in Minecraft.
How would this work in minecraft?
or is this just going to be a replica
No No. It's very much functional : )

Almost anything can be made in Minecraft.
hehe :)
so my main question was does this fit any real purpose?
or just for show
It's a functional computer, no single block can be removed without breaking the entire system. So it's definitely not just for show.
  • ChaoticTrack
  • Level 25
  • Expert Engineer
  • October 9, 2012, 1:47 pm
Redstone is based on real-life circuitry.
as always this is phenomenal im actually building one at the moment with the instawire mod you should check it out its here on pmc made by djoslin (another useful one is redstone radio)
Thanks, and it sounds cool; I'll check it out !
  • Vrezh
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Nether Knight
  • October 8, 2012, 9:57 pm
Another great one, Revolution.
Nice to see another submission from you, it's been a while. :)
  • Nex_Orbitus
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Toast
  • October 8, 2012, 5:22 pm
I feel redundant asking this, but what exactly can this be used for? I understand 8-bits and 64-bits pretty well, but I doubt you could play Castlevania on one of these.
of course not! but it is a fun thing to do in your spare time and these things can actually do things like display sprites and soon they might even be able to take those sprites and incorporate them into a 2.5D game!
  • Nex_Orbitus
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Toast
  • October 9, 2012, 4:50 pm
Interesting, but what do you mean by soon? Is there a feature necessary but not yet implemented? Are people still figuring out how to do this stuff? Anyway, I always wondered just what you could accomplish with one of these, so I must ask: Will we ever have Minecraft computers capable of running, say, Doom?
YES! im working on one currently O: get in a skype chat with me ill pm my username to you
  • Nex_Orbitus
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Toast
  • October 30, 2012, 3:32 pm
Eh, why again?
cus its fun. why do people build castles in minecraft? you cant actually live inside one...
  • Nex_Orbitus
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Toast
  • October 31, 2012, 5:01 pm
No, why Skype? I already know why you'd build a computer in Minecraft.
no i was saying revolutional needs to contact me on skype
  • Nex_Orbitus
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Toast
  • November 1, 2012, 4:53 pm
Yeah okay.
Stupid question, here, but what the heck does this do?
  • Phrozenbit
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Miner
  • October 8, 2012, 5:41 pm
Just a stupid comment here, but it does say 'Much more information coming soon' ;)
u no wat they say great minds think alike haha
what does that have to do with anything?
i was thinking the same thing
  • ryguy22691298
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Warrior
  • October 9, 2012, 10:27 am
the stupid question thing
  • BCizme1
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Engineer
  • October 8, 2012, 1:35 pm
this is really impressive, I have been trying to make compact ram that would work with my 1 wire redstone design so i can have massive banks of ram but with no success
i have a relatively compact design with pistons and it could easily be turned serial the only issue is once you add read/write protect its not so small for one byte anymore :/ its still useful though. if you want the design just pm me
Yeah it's tricky todo effectively at 1-wide; but its well worth it in terms of density.

I'll have a download up for some of the components including main-memory soon : )
  • tallsan
  • Level 23
  • Expert Toast
  • October 8, 2012, 1:30 pm
  • JedayPL
  • Level 1
  • New Grump
  • October 8, 2012, 11:44 am
life.exe was not found
hm seems that the fact that your on here to look at this would make the same thing true for you :P
  • Squashman
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Toast
  • October 8, 2012, 3:52 pm
  • niels762
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • October 8, 2012, 11:11 am
wow that looks cool :D
  • Lopsin
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 8, 2012, 11:09 am
I looked at the pics and my poor little brain exploded. Thanks, a lot.
  • DKanden
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • October 8, 2012, 8:19 am
make a vidio
wow it'll be awesome if we can download it!
  • alipo21
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 8, 2012, 8:24 am
cant you see the thing "progress 60% complete"
  • Haggred727
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • October 8, 2012, 3:06 am
Now all you need is to copy that computer so you can send emails! XD
  • jm3977
  • Level 46
  • Master Slime Tamer
  • October 8, 2012, 3:03 am
well, well, well, well, i don't know. I am shocked and speechless how could you possibly think of something like this! I'm just speechless of how amazing this is!!
similar things have been done before but revolution here is making actual processors to be used in actual computing
  • MickyP
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • October 7, 2012, 9:14 pm
I can honestly say, I 'ave absolutely no idea of what's going on 'er. It so completely beyond my field of knowledge that I cannot even comprehend it. I am literally speechless.
  • Mechanic77
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Skinner
  • October 7, 2012, 11:52 pm
lol same :P

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