Solderless-Breadboards are very common to make and build electrical prototypes typically, they consist of rows, and each row has 5 holes. There are 2 columns of rows on a standard breadboard.
I want to introduce a new possible challenge. breadboard-golf.
Why should we allow these challenges?
It's a very simple step in golfing, and is very similar to our current challenges. It has Inputs, outputs, a general set of rules, and an easy scoring method.
For example, take the challenge:
Create a full-bridge rectifier.
Input: 240V AC
Output: 180V DC, with ideally no noise
Rules: No loose ends, all contacts must be tied.
A possible answer could be:
Diode Rectifier: 4 spaces.
As you can see, the recifier has I/O slots, and satisfies the challenge with the breadboard platform. There are other ways to golf the rectifier down to 2 rows.
I would appreciate any and all input on thoughts to this type of challenge.
It's been brought to my attention that using 'ideally' isn't a business plan. I agree. For any challenge, the legitimacy of any competitor would be determined with a standard SPICE simulator.
This seems to have been received well. I will be posting a challenge to the sandbox for review. If you do not see a link to the challenge, i have not posted it, yet. This challenge will outline, in detail, the specific rules of a beadboard golf, as well as rules for the challenge itself. If that challenge is well received, then i shall post it to the stack as a trial question for real answers! If all goes according to plan, we'll see the challenge go live on december 26th.
I've posted a new challenge here. I eagerly await critiques. If the challenge has a positive score on December 26th, I shall post it onto the site.