Welcome back to the Circuits & Systems blog series! This week we’re looking at signal timing blocks, so settle down and get ready to learn all about them…
What are signal timer blocks?
Signal timer blocks include the signal delay and the signal extender.
How does the signal delay block work?
The signal delay is a block that offsets any incoming signal and outputs it at the same value after a duration (that you set) has elapsed.
Time delay settings range from 1 to 10 seconds.
However, tampering with the delay time while a delay is being processed by the block will cause it to reset.
How does the signal extender work?
This block takes any incoming signal and outputs it at the same value but at an extended duration (set by you as a multiplier).
Signal extender settings range from 1 to 10 times longer than the input, and amplified charge is capped at a maximum of 10 seconds.
The highest received charge strength will be the output strength.
What can I make with them?
You can make a lot of things with them, but the easiest example to give is turning a light on and off. Using the signal delay block would allow you to delay turning the light on for ten seconds, at which point it would flash on and off. Using the signal extender would extend the amount of time the light was on for – for example, it would turn on, stay on for ten seconds, and then turn off.