7400 competition entry: Mathemagic – Mind Reader

Mathemagic, mind reader or a decoder, you decide. This open 7400 competition entry bases it’s magical properties in a mathematical game of coding and decoding numbers in binary sequences.

The concept behind this is a BCD to 7-Segment decoder(IC7447). The unit and tens place of the number are in BCD. For example let’s consider the number 24

Number 2 4 – This in BCD would be 0010 0100. Thus this number would be found in sheet3 and sheet6. When you press these corresponding switches, the number would come up in the 7-segment display.

Build something that uses or abuses a logic chip and get amazing boards, tools, and other swag. The Open 7400 Logic Competition promotes awareness of the basic building blocks of modern circuits. Devious geeks ignited the computer revolution with discrete logic computers, what can you do? Details and entry form here.

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