User creates 8-bit CPU for Minecraft which “takes in binary code” [Update]

Tuesday, 9th November 2010 22:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


A Minecraft player called The1Laz has built an 8 bit CPU in the game, using redstone, which “takes in binary machine code and outputs to a line of redstone torches”.

We’ve posted the video of it below.

While we, admittedly, do not understand any of this, some of you will whether you play around with Minecraft or not, thus the reason it’s been posted.

As of this post, the game currently has 1,821,525 registered users and 577,059 have bought the game. In the last 24 hours, 16,510 people registered, and 4,963 people bought the game.


Update: @mrtom just dropped us a link to this, a 16-bit ALU. This makes our brains hurt:



  1. freedoms_stain

    So, I have absolutely no idea what I’ve just watched.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Anders

    Everything about this game seems to be absolutely crazy.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. vodka-bull

    errr, well, amazing …. I guess?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DBZ0wnz

    If someone just threw up on me i still wouldn’t have a clue what’s going on.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. GeneralBison

    Great! Pair this up with the Minecraft Memory banks and you’ve got a stew going!

    Also, title of this article is very misleading, should be changed.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. mojo

    now thats art!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    See the updated video. This made me boggle a bit.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Amazing! They’ll have it running Spectrum games before long.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Mr Tom

    Well that video I sent Pat is a few months old now… He might be close to that. The future is a PC running Minecraft within Minecraft :-D

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Heh heh!

    Did you link your Eurogamer York Minster recreation video here before, Mr Tom? :-)

    #10 4 years ago
  11. RandomTiger

    Minecraft Space Program:


    But he’s serious about the bang being loud.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Mr Tom

    Blerk – I did not! It never occurred to me :-s

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Heh heh! Good job I did, then!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. NocturnalB

    This is why i stuck to the simple stuff like A+ and general IT… makes my brain hurt.

    #14 2 years ago

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