Conway's Game of Life

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By baronbeandip
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For those unfamiliar with Conway's Game of Life, it is a simulation with 4 simple rules (Taken from Wikipedia):
  1. Any live cell with fewer than two live neighbors dies, as if caused by under-population.
  2. Any live cell with two or three live neighbors lives on to the next generation.
  3. Any live cell with more than three live neighbors dies, as if by overcrowding.
  4. Any dead cell with exactly three live neighbors becomes a live cell, as if by reproduction.
I was bored so I decided to make it with simple logical gates.  I ended up making an 8x8 board with wrapping edges.  
Here is the outcome:

The Game of Life running:
(Red is on, black is off)
GameOfLife by baronbeandip

The inside of a Node:
A Cell of Life by baronbeandip

I may or may not upload a brief video of it, IDK, we'll see.  Anyway, that's all.  
You can see some of the things you can make with Conway's Game of Life and learn more about it here:'s… .

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:roll: You really can solve any software problem in hardware.  Is this just a graphic or did you make this with some piece of electronics software?
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I made it with logisim