Mechanical Logic Gates, got some of your own design? Answered
ADHD version at the bottom
I've been fascinated by logic gates and how they're used for quite a while now, and then I thought, "why not mechanical logic gates?". After a few brief searches on trusty ol' Google, there aren't exactly "a lot" of sources from which to draw from. I've designed a few (rudimentary) mechanical logic components myself, such as an AND gate and an OR gate (I was gonna do a negated IMPLIES gate, but I came up with the idea during Biology class, so that's pretty much gone now).
The thing with electronic logic gates is that they are standardized (kinda), which makes building logic circuits easy, because you wouldn't have to build hundreds of different designs of the same logic gate just for that circuit, alone.
Maybe some of you have some logic gate designs to share? Maybe we could standardize some mechanical logic gates and someone might just make a cardboard computer out of 'em :D
Just to add, I am aware of the usage of weights, balls, gears, linkages, and lever-type systems for mechanical logic. We can come up with a few for each type, I guess. (this excludes fluidics, the use of water and/or air for logical computation)
Yes, I have searched instructables, but even then, not a lot of sources (though some are quite fantastic, might I add).
ADHD version: Got some ideas for mechanical logic gates?Maybe we can standardize them, somehow :D