Binary Counter

Numbers represents things. Quantity or coordinates on screen or color intensity, etc.
Numbers also are represented with symbols (arabic: 0,1,2 ...) (roman: I, IV, XI ...) (binary: O, I)

When we use arabic numbers, two of them cero & one, we confuse people.

Binary is about two symbols, nothing more.

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Step 1: Binary Counter Cardboard & Skewers

A card has two sides. 1 & 0, or something & nothing, or electricity & no electricity.

So how those two options can create digital photos, texts and videos?

As with arabic numbers we have a place or a column for ALL our options. They roll until they repeat.

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1 0

1 1

1 2

and so...

when options are gone we put the next option in the left and goes another round with first column or units.

Binary is exactly the same.

no no

no yes (options are over)

yes no

yes yes (options are over on both columns)

yes no no

This simple machine helps to understand this.

Step 2: Cut & Paste

Dimensions are at your choice.

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    seamster

    14 days ago

    Nice, simple project. Thank you for sharing! : )