Tuesday, 22 February 2011

How-To: 1Bit RAM

Hi everyone :-)
This is a tutorial on how to make a simple 1Bit D-FlipFlop (RAM) component in minecraft. It will grant you 2 outputs, which can be used to a lot of awesome things.
The construction itself is pretty simple, but a bit large to be honest.

1) Clear out some space
For this construction, you will need about 10x10 squares of flat space.

2) Build
This is how it should look like (in theory).

"D" is Data and "C" is Clock
Just like in a real bit of RAM
"Q" is outputs

In minecraft it should look like this.

3) Test it
To test it, simply put a door on both of the outputs (Q). You can switch the two outputs on/off by switching the Clock on (C), and then switch the Data (D) on/off.

If it runs properly, the doors should react by opening when they are turned ON and closing when turned OFF.

4) Congratulations!
You have now build your very first 1Bit RAM in Minecraft, show your friends! :-)

For more theory behind this, visit http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Circuit#D_Flip-Flop