So firstly, pardon my ignorance, I'm starting to doodle around with hardware based stuff and needed a simple project to start with and came up with one. I have a reasonable understanding of how the various logic gate IC's works (AND/OR, etc) at least I think I do - simple on an AND type it just "watches" two pins if both go high then a 3rd goes high... simple enough.
Now what I'm wondering is are the chips that act as a old fashion eletromagnetic relay? So if a pin goes high it'll close a circuit on two other pins?
What I'd like to do is create a digital, nine conduction, A/B switch, ideally with a delay between breaking one circuit and closing the other. Pretty much a Joystick A/B box so I can have it plugged into both ports, and then and a single joystick connected. Easy way to save wear on the ports from constantly switching ports....
I know folks like Jim sneeze more complicating things, but hey one has to get started somewhere.