Learn Binary (The Easy Way) 01000001 00000001





Introduction: Learn Binary (The Easy Way) 01000001 00000001

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. It is WELL worth learning and it is very simple to learn.

What I am showing you in this instructable, is how letters work.

Step 1: What Binary Is

What I am going to show you today in binary is simply just the replacement of letters and numbers, with their binary equivalent. 1 and 0 are just a representation of on and off. 1 = on 0 = off. There are put in sections of "on and off's" also, usually sets of 8, called a byte. 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.

This part isn't quite as important as others for the purpose of this instructable.

Step 2: How Letters and Numbers Work

To make different numbers all you do is add up the 1's. Letters on the other hand, are a bit more complicated. What you need to do, is give all the letters a number value. For example a=1, b=2, and c=3. To signify that something is a letter, and not a number, you put the code 0100 for a capital and 0110 for lower case. So the letter 'A', is the code 01000001, and a lower case 'a' is 01100001. For any letter past 'o', you will go to the fifth digit, so for a 'P' you will have the capital designation of 010 and 10000 for the 'p' part of the letter.To make a space you put the code 0010000 and to make a period you

put the code 00101110.

Step 3: Practice Practice Practice

Here is some binary that you can translate into English. Hope you liked my Instructable!

01001001 00100000 01101000 01101111 01110000 01100101 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01101100 01101001 01101011 01100101 01100100 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01001001 01101110 01110011 01110100 01110010 01110101 01100011 01110100 01100001 01100010 01101100 01100101 00101110 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01100110 01110101 01101110 00100000 01110100 01110010 01100001 01101110 01110011 01101100 01100001 01110100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01110000 01110010 01100001 01100011 01110100 01101001 01100011 01100101 00100000 01110000 01110010 01100001 01100011 01110100 01101001 01100011 01100101 00100000 01110000 01110010 01100001 01100011 01110100 01101001 01100011 01100101 00101110.

There you go! have fun!

I have finally re written this instructable, it is better now. Sorry to those of you who didn't like it.



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I still don't understand... how do the 1s have anything to do with the letters?? The only part I half understood was the number decoding (add all ones ((right)) but I didn't quite comprehend this one... here it say 10010110, and all the examples they showed me started with 0, plus, if I name the a '1' and b '2' etc, a would be 01100001 I assume, because of the 0110 and the following 000, only one '1', easy. but what happens with b? 01100002? i know binary only utilizes 1s and 0s, so i _know_ it cannot be. I am lost there. would it be 01100011? Besides my 0 percent comprehension about mostly anything, thank you for making this article and trying to make idiots like me learn such complex codes.

Have a good day ^^

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The code for "b" is 01100010. The second image on the tutorial shows that!


8 months ago

I figured it out!

It's not the 1's,it the order they're written at.Like that guy who uploaded this said,1 is on 0 is off.

Now,think of that as a machine with fuses turned on and off by buttons,

Now imagine you want to make your own language so the machine will do holes in the paper when you press certain buttons (and every time the buttons will reset),so that's the on and the little spaces is the off.

And the order the on will appear on the paper translates to anything you choose actually,but they chose numbers and certain letters and called it Binary code.

Now,I just explained how order in ciphering works,now,in this case it's the basics and the stones which holds it,but binary code is not simple until you enjoy learning it,it is a language,and languages are just some symbols in some order with THE SAME basics.

So that's how that part of the basics which you're having trouble with works (;,I hope so


10 months ago

I hope you liked my Instructable. have fun translating this binary and practice practice practice.

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I hope you liked my Instructable. have fun translating this binary and practice practice practice.

hey man i don't know where you are getting your information but you are completely wrong with that, an eight digit binary code has all english letters and and can go up to 257.