Display module Today I finished my display module. Using the EEPROM programmer I gave it three modes of display: Hexadecimal Decimal unsigned Decimal (two’s complement) See pictures: SaveSave
EEPROM Programmer For the more complex decoding on my 8 bit computer like for example the Control Unit I will use an EEPROM, not some elaborate complex circuitry. For this I must be able to program an EEPROM. On his Youtube channel
8bit computer status so far Okay, I’d like to give you guys an overview of the status of the 8bit computer build. (Also see video at the bottom of this post). The Memory modules First of, here’s the clock and
Program Counter (PC) finished Today, I built the program counter (PC) for my 8 bit computer. It has three control signals: CE – Count Enable PCO – PC Out (put the contents of the PC on the bus) PCI – PC
Digital oscilloscope Yesterday I got me a digital oscilloscope, the Velleman WFS210. It doesn’t look like much when you see it here on the right, but it stacks a nice amount of features. First of all, it works via Wifi.
Memory, registers and ALU For my 8 bit computer I built the A and B registers and the Arithmetic Logic Unit (the ALU). Also I’m experimenting to create 256 bytes of memory. Status The registers now work, they can put
Explanation of network protocols Toady I ran into a series of video’s with a very good explanation on how networks and network protocols work, how they fit together and how they take care of transporting your data from A to
Build your own 8-bit computer I found this amazing playlist in which Ben Eater describes building an 8-bit computer in a way that really can help you understand how computers work on a deep level, from the ground up. Perhaps,
From STEM to STEAM … and why that is important. STEM education For years there was STEM education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Some students loved it, most others feared it. It smells geeky, and dry, technical for those who are
Lego education software now free! Some interesting stuff there, for MINDSTORMS EV3 as well as for WeDo 2.0. Read more about on the LEGO education downloads page.