GATE: Component Reference

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Component Reference (spoiler alert!)
 

AND Gate

The output of this gate will turn on if both the input pins are on. Use this if you need to know when two things happen at the same time. You can chain these together to check three, four, or more conditions all at once.


OR Gate

The output of this gate will turn on if either one of the input pins are on. Use this if you need to turn something on from multiple sources. Chain these together for as many sources as you need.


NOT Gate

The output of this gate will always be the opposite of the input. Use this to invert a condition, or to simply provide constant power to an input.


XOR Gate

The output of this gate will be on if either input is on, but not when both or neither are on. Use this in more complex circuits like adders.


Tap

This allows one output to control multiple inputs.


Flip Flop

This allows a circuit to remember state. Once an input is set, the matching output will be set, and remain so, even after the power to that input is turned off. This is a very powerful component indeed, and virtually all higher-level circuits will use it.


Clock

This is a timer with 3 outputs. When the input is powered, the clock will tick, enabling each output in sequence. Using one or more of the different outputs, you can create time delays of varying amounts. This is another very powerful component, and nearly any problem can be solved with clever application of it.