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Very interesting, it would be cool to see to see some basic logic gates made out of hydraulic "transistors".
Of course, the simplest is the OR.
A ===\==== ]===== out B ===\====
\ is a passive valve (working as a diode) if A or B is under pressure OUT is under pressure
for an AND port you need active valves that open under pressure of a 3rd tube. (with a spring inside to close it again if pressure is released. put 2 of those in series and
P ===[A]====[B]==== out
P = constant pressure (~ +5V) if valve A opens uner pressure and valve B opens under pressure => out will have pressure
An invertor is made with a valve that closes under pressure
P ===[in]==== out
homework, design the XOR ;)