Version 36, New elements howto.

  • Simon
    17th Jul 2010 Administrator 0 Permalink
    Version 36 introduces 2 new elements for the creation of circuitry, NTCT and PTCT, they are temperature sensitive, (NTCT conducts when hot, PTCT when cold) they can be used to create all sorts of gates and other electronics
    For a few examples, see these:
    http://powder.hardwired.org.uk/View.html?ID=2754 Examples of new gates.
    http://powder.hardwired.org.uk/View.html?ID=2820 Working example
    http://powder.hardwired.org.uk/View.html?ID=2325 Working examples

    The new gates are created with the following logic: The METL acts as a heater, when it has a current, it will heat any nearby NTCT/PTCT
    PSCN will transfer current to NTCT/PTCT when the logic rules are met, NSCN will transfer current regardless.

    erwins_cat:
    due to the limited size, the short describtions are not perfect. however, PTCT and NTCT are "Positve Temperature Coefficient Thermistors" and "Negative Temperature Coefficient Thermistors", so they are actually no real n- or p-doped silicons.

    here a "short" overview of their combinations and functions:

    1. if a spark goes from METL to NTCT or PTCT, it will heat up NTCT's and PTCT's to 200°C.

    2. a spark will only go from PSCN to NTCT, if the temperature of the NTCT is over 100°C.
    3. a spark will only go from PSCN to PTCT, if the temperature of the NTCT is under 100°C.
    4. a spark will always go from NSCN to NTCT and PTCT.

    5. a spark will always go from NTCT/PTCT to PSCN.
    6. a spark will always go from PTCT to NSCN.
    7. a spark will only go from NTCT to NSCN, if the temperature of the NTCT is over 100°C.
    (note that 6. and 7. are odd! the functions should be more consistent. 6. should work like this:
    a spark will only go from PTCT to NSCN, if the temperature of the PTCT is under 100°C.)

    8. a spark will never go form NTCT/PTCT to METL.
    9. a spark will never go from PTCT to NTCT, vice versa.

    that's it. have fun to use the new metalls.

  • erwins_cat
    17th Jul 2010 Member 0 Permalink
    some additional logic gates:
    http://powder.hardwired.org.uk/View.html?ID=1691

    if you want to see the new NTCT and PTCT in action, have a look to my 4bit decimal calculator:
    http://powder.hardwired.org.uk/View.html?ID=2333
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