Oh yes, Christmas! It’s almost that season of the year again. And to shorten the time between the 1st of December and Christmas Eve’, I thought about a bit more interesting advent calendar than one, that only has chocolate in it. This electronic advent calendar offers a riddle that you can create for a loved one or a friend and give it to them so they can try to solve it before Christmas arrives. It offers a clue every day and it presents all unlocked clues on a website that runs on the device itself. The only two things it needs to work is a power supply and a WiFi network it can connect to. And the best thing is: It is really simple to build and it can be re-used every year and it can also be used for other occasions (for example Valentine’s Day)! Continue reading DIY electronic riddle advent calendar
In this article I want to cover an alternative I’ve come across while building the “real” word clock project. This version will not feature a 12×12 LED-Matrix display. Instead it’s made with LED strips and only the significant words on the clock can light up. With this method you can’t display custom messages, but the whole build won’t cost you as much either. Read all about this build in this article or watch this video:
In this part I’ll design the 4-phase-clock of this CPU and I’ll connect all the missing connections between the components. Continue reading How to design your own CPU from scratch – Part 4
In this part of the series I’ll show you the necessary components for storing and executing programs on our micro processor! I’ll try to keep this part quite short, because I already explained in detail what a micro-instruction is and what it consists of on this CPU in part 2! So, let’s get the ball rolling. Continue reading How to design your own CPU from scratch – Part 3
In the first part of this series I discussed the ALU of our CPU. In this part we’ll take a look at the data and program storage and how to address the data. I’ll also discuss how the ALU is controlled. Continue reading How to design your own CPU from scratch – Part 2
I’m planning to make this a larger series of articles and videos about how to build your completely custom computer from scratch. I also plan to write an OS for the machine later (planned for summer 2018). Continue reading How to design your own CPU from scratch – Part 1
Obsolete information! Please view this article for a complete and easier guide!
Just a real quick update about the project.