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norpet

a digital pet with hand-powered logic.

photo of the norpet paper board accompanied with soy and black beans, and a hand starting to solve it closeup photo of the norpet board completely solved in one of its states: the grid is full of either soy or black beans. photo of the norpet board completely solved in one of its states, with soy and black beans alongside.

description

norpet is a digital pet with hand-powered logic.

its board (or non-electronic digital screen) consists in a grid of logical operations, one per cell, that you have to follow to bring your pet across its different states of life.

have around two types of beans, like black beans and soy beans, print out the PDF, and follow the instructions.

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download norpet from itch.io

about

norpet is a proof-of-concept of beans computing that we developed for a Virtual Pet Jam on itch.io; an example of hand-powered digital systems.

Virtual Pet Jam - itch.io

it is based on a 3-bit counter using only NOT and OR gates of one and two inputs respectively, based on the 3-bit counters in logiteca.

the state of the changing "pixels" of the pet correspond to the state of the different outputs of the logic gates network.

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