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Build an 8-Bit Computer From Scratch

YouTuber Ben Eater makes incredible “simple” computers from scratch…on breadboards. His website has carefully laid out instructions of the build and links to each of the different modules.

I built a programmable 8-bit computer from scratch on breadboards using only simple logic gates. I documented the whole project in a series of YouTube videos and on this web site.

BACKGROUND

If you’re interested in seeing the computer in action to get a sense of what it can do, check out these videos:

If you want to dive into the details of how the computer works and understand it from first principles, but are a little unsure of how transistors and logic gates work (or just want a refresher), here’s a few videos to serve as an introduction:

Check out more from Ben Eater on YouTube and see his website here


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