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3-bit binary sorter

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Author: Ravenplucker

Group: Technical

Filesize: 120 kB

Date added: 2016-04-13

Rating: 7.5

Downloads: 3632

Views: 620

Comments: 14

Ratings: 8

Times favored: 0

Made with: Algodoo v2.1.0


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Another automatic scene. This machine sorts a stack of 24 boxes into 8 groups based on the 3 bit number in each box, represented by a line of 3 squares which either collide or don't collide with the reader.

It's my first proper attempt at figuring out how to do mechanical binary stuff.

Rate and comment pls

EDIT: fixed a couple of bugs that stopped it working up at a higher frequency.

EDIT2: Accidentally uploaded it running at 700Hz, when it runs fine at 100 :o
Last edited at 2016/07/05 01:27:38 by Ravenplucker
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That is pretty cool!
This scene demonstrates a well thought out concept and great workmanship. I give it a 10, but I have one complaint. It lacks margin of operation. It runs good at 100 Hz but fails at 80 and 120 Hz. This indicates to me that the mechanism was probably finely tuned for operation at 100 Hz. A reliable mechanism, that doesn't require Algodoo imprecision to run, should run flawlessly at higher frequencies. Not all my scenes meet this condition and I don't think I can improve this scene (hence the 10 rating).
Cheers Phun User!

Thanks man! I think I've fixed those glitches you described. The failure at higher Hz was caused by a couple of blockages that would normally be clipped through. The lower Hz bugs are caused by clipping and meshing, but that's too prevalent to fix easily so I just left that alone:P
HOLY COW, Ravenplucker! :o When I use "Holy Cow" to describe a scene that impresses the heck out of me, you can be sure that I was genuinely impressed down deep to my core! This is even better than "Holy Cow", and that's why I wrote "HOLY COW" in all caps. This scene is beyond just an ordinary "Holy Cow"!

You are the Master Mechanical Craftsman of Algobox! The complexity of your scenes is beyond belief. I look at them and I mumble to myself, "How the hell did he do that?".

Keep making me write "HOLY COW", Ravenplucker! Amazing guys like you are what keeps me hanging around here in spite of all those marble race and stick man scenes that the school kids keep making.

I would rate it 100 if I could, but I can't and so you got a ten from me.
Reeealy goods one!
Nice improvement. Now works at 100 HZ an higher. I wouldn't worry too much about it working below 100 Hz, since a failure at lower frequencies is most likely due to Algodoo calculation errors. Good work. :tup: :tup:
Ravenplucker, this is impressive, i am impressed.
OUTRAGEOUS :tup: :tup: :tup:

Btw, just asking, are you a mechanical engineer or a clock maker because your mechanical scenes are just out of this world! :o
Thanks all!

@faytree, haha nope. I'm a student studying teaching. I just spend way, way too long on Algodoo...
Amazing scene! I rated it a 10! This is better than anything I could ever do!
great scene ..
I am always curious when I see your new scene.
download and I know I will like it.
after the artificial life, the binary sorter.
you various topics.
your mechanisms are very refined.
Thanks Matto!