Talk:Tutorials/Redstone computers

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So far, this looks like a generic outline of computer architecture. Is there going to be any content that relates directly to Minecraft? -- Orthotope 06:51, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Can you replace the videos with some pictures? YouTube is inaccessible in China. 10:31, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

This video series might be helpful[edit]

Hi, This series of videos about building a Minecraft computer might be useful:

It covers both understanding the design of a basic 8-bit computer and livestreamed building of it. The series is based off the same teaching materials used at the University of Bristol (source: I'm a PhD student researching/teaching computer architecture at the university). The series is nearly done and the design and world files will be available on Github for other people to use.

I'm not putting this directly into the tutorial page because it isn't a direct fit. Please can someone who knows this wiki recommend the best place for this? I think the videos could be really helpful for anyone else wanting to understand/build their own Minecraft computer.

Page completion[edit]

Could you please get this page done soon? I was all excited when I saw this (i'm a redstone geek), but I was dissapointed to see it isn't finished. When will it be done?

Also, perhaps you could add a section about uses for a computer? --SnipahKitteh---"wanna play some haaaaa-looooooo???" 21:16, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Try to be patient, please. We're trying to put up some information about the basis of computers in general, so there can be a general direction when we actually start building our computer. Computers are complicated machines, and just talking about building one takes a decent amount of time and effort. Hopefully some progress on the actual tutorial will soon be made. -Throughthefire 23:06, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

Redoing of this page needed[edit]

This page is far too confusing and needs a rewrite to it. It is rather too technical for newbies who want to learn off of it and only demonstrates pictures instead of describing multiple ways of doing something. This needs to be rewritten in order to clear things up more. 03:37, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

This topic is too technical for newbies to begin with. To make it more accessible would be equivalent to teaching a course in digital electronics. I think it would be more efficient to outsource the theory parts to websites that thoroughly explain digital electronics and computer architecture, and leave this page for Redstone implementation details and caveats. Source: currently in digital electronics lecture. 18:18, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

May I recommend breaking this page into a series of other pages using this page as a jumping off point with a simple description of each component. It would provide a cleaner and simpler tutorial helping to avoid confusion. 13:53, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Base 16[edit]

I think it would be possible to make a computer that uses base 16.


2 base-16 memory circuits

  • Both have a value of 0.
  • The numbers on the stationary blocks represent the memory location.

Do others agree? 03:21, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Signal strength computing?[edit]

I just thought to ask: would a computer powered with signal strength instead of binary be more powerful than a binary computer of its size? :) 11:37, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

Definitely not, using base16/hex/comparators/signal strength (all the same thing) is slow in transmission as you have minimal delay of 1 tick per 4 blocks whereas using normal repeaters gives you only 1 tick per 15 blocks. Note that using instant wires with binary would be the most efficient way. 08:31, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Pending deletion[edit]

It's been nearly six years since I first raised concerns about this page, and not much has improved in that time. It still reads as a wikipedia-like overview of computer architecture, with hardly any Minecraft-related content. Unless objections are raised or someone starts making substantial improvements, this 'tutorial' is liable to be deleted, as it contains nothing that would help someone to actually build a functioning computer in Minecraft. -- Orthotopetalk 22:32, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

I don't see tutorial content in this page too, and thus should be rewritten or deleted. Skylord wars (talk) 03:41, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
I disagree. I think this is helpful for planning a redstone computer, and contains some interesting approaches to some components (such as tertiary memory). Redstone logic gates and other elements that would be required in a redstone computer can be found in other pages. PLEASE do not delete this page!!! 17:21, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
This wiki is about Minecraft; use Wikipedia if you want to research how computers are made. This page just reads as a Wikipedia article with little to no Minecraft information. Especially sections like #Machine-Architecture have no place here; the prose is way off and it has resource pack images. It also features images with no other information. If you want to keep this article, it needs to be completely revamped. – Nixinova Grid Book and Quill.png Grid Diamond Pickaxe.png Grid Map.png 18:50, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
I agree with Nixinova. A substantial number of sections are actually empty, many other sections only show the circuit images without any description about how they actually work. But I think the possibility of a player appearing with extensive computer and redstone mechanics knowledge, which would help him to recreate the specific advanced circuits in-game (also note Tutorials/Advanced redstone circuits), is quite low. — BabylonAS (talk | ru.Wiki Admin) (fka NickTheRed37) 16:46, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
I do not think this page needs to be deleted. Yes, it does talk more about the design of computers, but if it really, really needs to be deleted, just move the Minecrafty stuff to the logic gates page.

Twh minecrafter (talk) 17:57, 11 April 2018 (UTC)Twh_minecrafter

I am willing to contribute to this tutorial[edit]

I know a bit about computers and Minecraft and am willing to contribute to this project, as I am currently designing my own computer. I have spare time and want to research about this for fun.

It may take a few days but please hold the presses on the delete. I'll try my best to explain it simply, and give visual examples in a more informative format this was previously. –Preceding unsigned comment was added by Chai112 (talkcontribs) at 15:22, 18 April 2018 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

There's no rush for this page to be deleted; if you want to work on improving it first, please do so. =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 15:25, 18 April 2018 (UTC)