Logic Gadgets: Signal Generator

 

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Name of gadget Signal generator
Section Sensors & Input
Number of Tweak pages 1
Author LadylexUK, QuietlyWrong
Last updated 21 Feb 2019 [Beta]

Description

This gadget produces a periodic signal without the need for an input. With this you can generate a varied signal to create signal waves and pulses. It allows you to create the effect of randomness on powered gadgets (such as a flickering light) or change sound effects such as computer noise or whispers..

Example Tutorial (from Media Molecule)

  1. Place a light
  2. Stamp a signal generator.
  3. Open the tweak menu on the signal generator and connect the signal output to the power port of the light
  4. Leave the tweak menu open and select start time
  5. The light will turn on and off in time with the wave shown at the bottom of the menu.
  6. Play with the sliders and see what affect it has on the light and the signal display.

Tweak Menus

  1. Signal
    1b Signal output
  2. Sweep Seconds
    2a. Input
    2b. Output
  3. Phase Offset
    3a. Input
    3b. Output
  4. Pause Time Range (min)
  5. Pause Time Range (max)
    5a. Input
    5b. Output
  6. Max Value Range (min)
  7. Max Value Range (max)
    7a. Input
    7b. Output
  8. Min Value Range (min)
  9. Min Value Range (max)
  10. Signal Wave
  11. Power
  1. Signal
    This is the main output of this gadget. The output from here is dependent on the tweaks you make below
  2. Sweep Seconds
    This is where you can choose the period (in seconds) over which the signal makes a complete cycle – a small value means the signal will go up and down rapidly, a longer value makes the signal take longer to change
  3. Phase Offset
    This is where you specify the starting position in the periodic cycle that you want the signal to have at the moment it is activated – for example it could start at its minimum or its maximum or anywhere between
  4. Pause Time Range (min) and
  5. Pause Time Range (max)
    The signal generator produces a signal that can include pauses at the minimum and maximum values. Use these gizmos to specify the possible range of pause times that the generator will use. If the minimum and maximum are the same, the pauses will all be of that length, otherwise they will be of random length between these
  6. Max Value Range (min) and
  7. Max Value Range (max)
    Here you can specify the maximum value that is generated from the “Signal” output. If the minimum and maximum settings for the range are different then the output will vary randomly, with a new maximum chosen, between these values, for each cycle
  8. Min Value Range (min) and
  9. Min Value Range (max)
    Here you can specify the minimum value that is generated from the “Signal” output. If the minimum and maximum settings for the range are different then the output will vary randomly, with a new minimum chosen, between these values, for each cycle.
    It’s uncertain whether there should be input and output sockets here as there are for above options [TBA – maybe a fat wire would be required]
  10. Signal Wave
    This is a graphical representation of the wave that will be generated
  11. Power
    This turns the gadget on/off

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