On the Subject of Bitwise Operators

Nobody’s favorite kind of math. Who even likes math, anyway?

  • There are 2 screens on the module:
    1. Bitwise operator (AND, OR, XOR, NOT)
    2. Result input
  • Use the two bytes obtained from the tables below, and the operator from the first display, to determine the answer. In these tables, MSB is the most significant bit, LSB the least significant bit.
Byte 1 BitByte 2
No AA batteries MSB1 or more D battery
Parallel port 3 or more ports
Lit indicator NSA 2 battery holders or more
More modules than you have (starting) time in minutes Lit indicator BOB
More than one lit indicator More than one unlit indicator
Number of modules divisible by 3 Odd serial number
Less than 2 D batteries Even number of modules
Less than 4 ports LSB2 or more batteries

Here is a table of explanations of each bitwise operator:

Info AND OR XOR NOT
HOW Going bit by bit, if both bits are 1, the return bit is 1. Otherwise, the return bit is 0. Going bit by bit, if either (or both) bit is 1, the return bit is 1. Otherwise, the return bit is 0. Going bit by bit, if either (but not both) bits are 1, the return bit is 1. Otherwise, the return bit is 0. Ignore the second operand. Going bit by bit, the return bit is the opposite.
MATH bit1 && bit2 bit1 || bit2 (bit1 && !bit2) || (!bit1 && bit2) !bit1