You know the old joke: There are 10 types of people in the world — those who understand binary, and those who don’t. Most of us on Hackaday are firmly in the former camp, which is why projects like this circuit sculpture binary calculator really tickle our fancies.
Inspired by the brass framework and floating component builds of [Mohit Bhoite], [dennis1a4] decided to take the plunge into circuit sculpture in an appropriately nerdy way. He wisely decided on a starter build, which was a simple 555 timer circuit, before diving into the calculator. Based on an ATMega328P in a 28-pin DIP, the calculator is built on an interesting hybrid platform of brass wire and CNC-routed wood. The combination of materials looks great, and we especially love the wooden keycaps on the six switches that make up the keyboard. There’s also some nice work involved in adapting the TLC5928 driver to the display of 16 discrete LEDs; suspended as it is by fine magnet wires, the SSOP chip looks a bit like a bug trapped in a spider web.
Hats off to [dennis1a4] for a great entry into our soon-to-conclude Circuit Sculpture Contest. The entry deadline is (today!) November 10, so it might be a bit too late for this year. But rest assured we’ll be doing this again, so take a look at all this year’s entries and start thinking about your next circuit sculpture build.
15 thoughts on “Binary Calculator For All 0b10 Types”
It’s a clock too.
I always thought ‘there are 11 types of people in the world’ was kinda funnier. Laughing at oneself saying the joke. Perhaps thats just the aussie in me.
There are two main types of programming errors: overflow errors, uninitialized vars and index of by one errors.
nice one :-)
Every network admin should have one of these. :)
3 procesor for +- operation?
Only one processor, the Atmel 328p. The TLC5928 is an LED driver and the MCP7940 is a real time clock.
There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary, those who don’t, and those who didn’t expect this joke to be in base 3.
I did that one a week ago :-D
I came here to post that myself.
This suggests there are 10 types of people in the world:
those who understand binary,
those who don’t,
those who were not expecting a base 3 comment,
and those using base 4 to comment about base 3.
Of course, the base 5ers will be storming in momentarily…
There are 11 types of people in the world: those who expected this to be a joke in base 5, and those who know it’s in unary.
There are 10 kinds of people in this world:
Those who think this is base(N),
Those who think it is base(N-1),
Those who think in binary,
And those who didn’t study maths.
Nice, but I lack other functions (operators) like AND, OR, XOR, ….
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