Even though most of us know logic gates like the back of our hands, we just found this awesome explanation video you can use to teach kids in a very fun way — Using nothing but dominoes.
Produced by [Numberphile], our host sets up various “circuits” using dominoes to explain all the various logic gates. Some of the patterns are a bit tricky to setup since you actually have to set up timing based on the spacing of the dominoes — makes us wonder how many bloopers there were!
But don’t take our word for it, it’s well worth a watch after the break.
Still confused? We’ve got a few more examples explaining logic gates including this rather clever use of a chessboard, pulleys, and weights…? No, seriously.
Or what about this unique 2-bit binary adder which uses EL wire to illustrate activate circuits at the System Source Computer Museum just north of Baltimore.