April 21, 2017 - Instruction Card revised and the Instruction Set

A project log for Brainwarp - Program entry panel

A design for a program entry panel that uses tiles for instruction input.

dr-cockroachDr. Cockroach 04/21/2017 at 19:490 Comments

I have found out that after several cards were constructed that the cards were too stiff and warped out of shape enough to not give me a correct read every time. I have gone back to a simple design that gives a view of what is going on with the circuit and the magnet serves as both a graphic presentation of the instruction but also serves as a grip for placing and removing the card from the reader panel. I still need to wire the rest of the panel.

The Instruction set reading left to right , top bottom

code - instruction

1 - Subtract one from the current cell value

2 - Add one to the current cell value

3 - Move pointer back one position

4 - Move pointer forward one position

5 - Begin while loop

6 - Return loop until current cell = zero

7 - Input value to current cell

8 - Output value from current cell

All cell values are set to zero at the start of a program run.