# Learn Binary (The easy way) 01000001 00000001

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So a while ago i wanted to learn binary. Binary is the way a computer holds information, the 1's and 0's. I thought it was cool and that it would be worth learning. You can use it to make "programed" robots very simply. It is WELL worth learning and it is very simple to learn.
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## Step 1: What binary is

binary is simply just the replacement of letters and numbers with a 1 and 0 code. 1 and 0 are just a representation of on and off. 1 = on 0 = off. There are sections of on and off's also ... usually sets of 8. the digits are all valued exponentially, the easiest way to explain what that means is to show you ... it is in the first picture at the bottom.
Jack0kcaj says: Mar 20, 2013. 11:01 AM
The way you turn latin letters in to a binary sequence is
All sequence us 8 digets or 1 & 0s
For example 01110011= s
The first two digets is always 01 for letters
The 3rd number is if the letter is a capital or not 1=lower case 0=upper case
The 4th number is which group there in 0=the letter a to o 1=the letter p to z
The last 4 digits have values 8 4 2 1 (in that order) then you need to find out how many numbers down the alfabet your letter is if its the 6th number then you write 0110 at the end. A=0001 b=0002 ect but when you get to p then you say it is in the group 1 ( digit 4)
And p=0000 q=0001 r=0010 ect
P.s. sorry if it isnt very clear its kinda confusing to explain
mobot says: Aug 11, 2011. 12:03 PM
Here's a site that shows the ASCII conversion chart and a Unicode example for converting binary into text. http://www.beginningtoseethelight.org/ascii/
selujtje says: Aug 4, 2011. 2:13 AM
I found a website which can do the work for you: http://home2.paulschou.net/tools/xlate/
jensenr30 says: May 28, 2011. 9:40 PM
I'm going to have to side with the critics on this one. it isn't that good.
The only thing that i found relevant was the chart of the binary system's place value.
the binary system works exactly like the decimal system.

Decimal Number Explanation:
--Breaking Down 537--
we have a 5 in the 100's place = 5 * 100 = 500
we have a 3 in the 10's place = 3 * 10 = 30
we have a 7 in the 1's place = 2 * 1 = 7
500 + 30 + 7 = 537.

Binary Number Explanation:
--Breaking Down 101--
we have a 1 in the 4's place = 1 * 4 = 4
we have a 0 in the 2's place = 0 * 2 = 0
we have a 1 in the 1's place = 1 * 1 = 1
4 + 0 + 1 = 5.
thus, 101 (in binary numbers) is equal to 5 (in decimal numbers)

As far as I am aware, there is no universally accepted binary conversion to the Latin alphabet (the Latin alphabet being a-z, the one I am currently using)
I, personally, would start "A" at 00000000. "B" would have a value of 00000001. "C" would be 00000010 and so on and so forth until "Z" came about. after that, i would have a total of 230 (256 binary combinations - 26 Latin letter) binary values left for punctuation marks, symbols, capitalization indicators, and a host of commonly used words such as
The, And, What, Where, When, Why, How, (etc)...

I would love to hear your and anyone else's thoughts on this subject.
Respectfully disapproving
Rtty
lemonie says: Mar 27, 2011. 3:49 AM

This doesn't explain binary the easy way.
I've never heard step 2 before, but this is what you say:
a to z is (base10) 1 to 26, binary 00001 to 11010 - you need 5 bits, but you've reserved 4(!) bits for upper/lower case.
I guess you meant 01000000 for the SPACE?
Have you heard of character-sets?
(And only 1 of your images is useful)

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meedeeleemee (author) in reply to lemonieMar 28, 2011. 1:14 PM
Sorry if you didn't like it but thats what i put on so you can take your attitude somewhere else and not spam all over my projects. thanks
janw in reply to meedeeleemeeMar 30, 2011. 11:33 AM
Lemonie is not spamming you, he is just offering you some advice.

It is a nice instructable but some errors in it as as L pointed out. Just correct them and you will have an even better instructable.
lemonie in reply to meedeeleemeeMar 28, 2011. 1:26 PM
It doesn't explain binary the easy way. That's it really.

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hightekrednek2396 says: Mar 27, 2011. 1:31 PM
0111010001101000011000010111010001110011001000000110000100100000011001110111001001100101011000010111010000100000011010010110111001110011011101000111001001110101011000110111010001101001011000100110110001100101