Logic Gates 101 | No Man’s Sky Beyond Guide

No Man’s Sky Beyond will have Logic Gates to allow for high level circuitry in your base for automation of farming in the various new ways being introduced in No Man’s Sky Beyond. So here is a thorough guide to enable you to understand what Logic Gates are and how they work.

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No Man's Sky Beyond Brings Logic Gates | Logic Gates 101 with Bonus Minecraft Redstone Examples

This video explains the Logic Gates as below while also showing some examples with explanation in Minecraft.

No Man’s Sky Beyond is nearly upon us, and it involves among many other things the ability to build automated factories with electricity and logic gates.

Logic gates aren’t generally common knowledge, so i thought I’d explain it thoroughly in an easy to understand manner, so that you are ready for when beyond launches to get crazy with your automated monstrosities.

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Logic Gates are very very basic, about as basic as you can get, you give it a binary input and it will give you a binary output, also known as boolean.

This is 1 or 0, on or off, true or false.

There are 7 Logic Gates, these gates can be used to do just about anything.

AND Gate

The first gate is the AND gate, it has 2 inputs and 1 output.

If Both inputs are On, True or 1, whichever you want to use, it will output On True or 1, if only one is true, or both are false, it will output false.

For the rest of these examples, we’ll stick to TRUE or FALSE to avoid any confusion.

OR Gate

The next gate is the OR Gate.

It has 2 inputs and 1 output.

If either of the inputs are TRUE, it will output TRUE.

It will only output FALSE if both inputs are FALSE.

NOT Gate

Next is the NOT Gate.

This has 1 input and 1 output.

The NOT Gate is used to invert the value.

So if the input is TRUE, it will output FALSE, if the input is FALSE, it will ouput TRUE.

XOR Gate

Then there’s the XOR Gate.

It has 2 inputs and 1 output.

The XOR Gate outputs TRUE if either of the inputs are TRUE, but not if both are TRUE or both are FALSE.

NAND Gate

2 inputs, 1 output. It is a combination of the AND Gate and the NOT Gate.

Remember that the AND gate outputs TRUE if both inputs are TRUE and the NOT Gate outputs TRUE if the input if FALSE.

The NAND Gate outputs FALSE only if both inputs are TRUE.

NOR Gate

It has 2 inputs and 1 output.

The NOR Gate is a combination of both the OR and NOT Gates.

Remember that the Or Gate outputs TRUE if either of the inputs are TRUE and the NOT Gate invert the input.

So the NOR Gate will output TRUE only if both inputs are FALSE.

XNOR Gate

2 inputs and 1 ouput.

The XNOR Gate is a XOR Gate followed by a NOT Gate.

Remember that the XOR Gate is TRUE if either inputs are TRUE but not if both are TRUE or both are FALSE and the NOT Gate inverts the input.

The XNOR Gate is TRUE if both inputs are TRUE or both inputs are FALSE.

So that is the 7 Logic Gates, I admit, it is a lot to take in and fancy graphics don’t make it super easy, so I’ll now show you each gate in Minecraft (see this video), as I always find that a second perspective on the same subject helps understanding immeasurably and Minecraft is an amazing stage for such things.

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