Digital logic is the foundation of every task that a computer can do,
so it's no wonder that in order to fully understand how computers and
other digital electronics work, you need to be familiar with logic
gates. The problem is that logic gates aren't the most "hands on"
subject, until now.
LogicBlocks allow you to play with logic gates by literally plugging
one into another and watching the progression of an input to an
output! Each LogicBlock represents a different logic function: the NOT
block is a simple inverter, where the output is the opposite of the
input. The AND block will only output a 1 if both of the inputs are 1.
The OR block will output a 1 if either of the inputs are 1. There are
also input blocks and splitter blocks.
Each block has a light on board that will light up to represent the 1
or "true" state with a slight delay from the input signal. This way,
you can flip the switch on an input block and follow the propagation
of that signal through your logic tree. This delay also allows you to
use the Feedback cable to generate new inputs based on the output of
your logic circuit!
These things are seriously fun, even if you don't know anything about
electronics, and playing with them is the ultimate hands-on course in
logic gates. This kit also includes our LogicBlocks Experimenter's
Guide which explains the basics of digital logic and the function of
* 3 x Input Blocks
* 2 x AND Gate Blocks
* 2 x OR Gate Blocks
* 3 x NOT Gate Blocks
* 2 x Splitter Blocks
* Power Block
* Feedback Cable
* Coin-Cell Battery
* Experimenter\'s Guide