Base Converter

I had a lot of fun converting into the different bases that we use for computer programming, so it would be cool if I could teach someone else the same thing.

The two bases I want to teach are hexadecimal (base 16) and binary (base 2)

I’d like for the exhibit to be interactive and allow the participants to walk through the steps of converting to a different base. They can choose a random number in base ten to convert into binary or hexadecimal. For an extension, I could randomly generate binary and hexadecimal numbers and test if the participant can convert them into base 10.

A lot of the exhibits had interactivity at the Exploratorium, but some of them had too many words for younger kids to actually read. If there are only a few words on each static screen, people may be led to continue on and learn more about the systems.

(Diagrams to come)

Online there are multiple systems that will convert numbers for you. Here are some examples:
Binary converter
Hexadecimal converter
Decimal, Hexadecimal and Binary converter

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