Homebrew CPU Is a Hands On Look at How Computers Tick

By Jason Fitzpatrick on July 19th, 2011

This ambitious DIY project is a completely home-built microcomputer complete that provides a in depth and hands on look at how computers tick.

Now a days we talk about computer registers, DMAs, and IRQs as abstract things buried deep inside the microprocessor of our modern computers. This computer showcases all these aspects of modern computing in a very hands on way. Watch the video above to see the computer in action and then hit up the link below if you’re interested in a very ambitious summer project.

Homebrew CPU [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/19/11
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