How to design your own CPU from scratch – Part 4

In this part, I’ll design the 4-phase-clock of the CPU and I’ll make all the missing connections between the components.

Continue reading How to design your own CPU from scratch – Part 4
Advertisements

How to design your own CPU from scratch – Part 3

In this part of the series, I’ll introduce the necessary components needed for storing and executing programs on our micro processor! I’ll try to keep this part quite short, because I already explained what a micro-instruction is and what it consists of on this CPU in part 2!

Continue reading How to design your own CPU from scratch – Part 3

How to design your own CPU from scratch – Part 1

This series will discuss the basic building blocks of a simple theoretical CPU design. In it, I’ll cover one topic in each article and append the theoretical design. In the end, we’ll have a functioning CPU model.

Continue reading How to design your own CPU from scratch – Part 1

Quick build: DIY bench power supply from an old computer’s PSU

I have taken apart several old computers this weekend and so I had several old PSU laying around afterwards. I opened one up that was known to be faulty, that’s why I got the computer for free. So I took a quick look inside and several caps were leaking. I decided not to throw it away, instead I repaired the PSU and gave the internals a new life. I actually had this idea years ago but I didn’t have a spare PSU I could take apart. Here is a rough guide on how to build your own power supply for almost no cost at all! Continue reading Quick build: DIY bench power supply from an old computer’s PSU

Homemade DIY word clock – Part 3.1

Introduction

Obsolete information! Please view this article for a complete and easier guide!

This is the last revision I’m going to post before I completely finish the post. It has all the features I wanted and defined in the first part, and it’s as easy to manufacture and to build as possible. So this is just a really short and quick update with the newest files for editing and printing. Continue reading Homemade DIY word clock – Part 3.1