How are people this smart?!
We’ve seen it happen with Minecraft and Roblox, and now it’s happening with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Players are pushing the game’s creation options to the limit by building functional, albeit basic, computers.
The clip above shows off a working 1-bit calculator that was built by software developer Zenni. If you’d like more insight into how this feat was accomplished, Zenni shared specifics with Kotaku.
Instead of gates, [this example uses] mirrors to act as logic gates and a physical gate to determine which inputs to switch between. The example [in the original video] is 1 bit, so adding 1 + 0 which equals 1, or 1 + 1 = 0 with a carry of 1. If you could bypass the drop limit of TotK, you could actually make a working calculator, which is really cool.
As you’ve probably guessed, that’s far from the only computer players have managed to craft in Tears of the Kingdom. If you’d like to see some more of these feats of engineering, you can find a handful of examples here.