Monday, December 29, 2014

A Cellular Automaton (Ant) that Counts in Binary

   In the previous post I described the update to my original Langton's Ant project.
   In this post I describe a new Scratch project that is a variation of Langton's Ant.
   A small change in the rules governing Langton's Ant creates an ant that counts in binary!
   The Binary Ant builds a vertical pattern that theoretically, goes on forever.
   For an introduction to the Binary Ant, click on this video.
   I have written a detailed description of the pattern created by the ant and the Scratch code used to model the ant. If you would like a free PDF copy, send your request to

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