Building a computer

This afternoon we looked at what might be involved in building our own computer out of human beings and a ruler. We discovered why humans count in base 10 and digital computers count in base 2 or binary. Our human binary counter actually worked …. eventually!

So, a few questions came up for which we didn’t have an answer:

  1. What does ASCII stand for?
  2. What is ASCII?
  3. What is the largest number you can count to with:
    1. 8 bits
    2. 16 bits
    3. 32 bits
    4. 64 bits?

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