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News 8 Bit Spaghetti documents home computer build

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  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Proper hardcore :D
     
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    major major kudos!
     
  4. Fantus

    Fantus Nothing to see here...

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    First Paragraph - "more simpler"

    That made my head hurt :p
     
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    somebody needs to make a cable that glows when current flows through it
     
  6. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Sorry to be a Grammar/Typo Nazi but...

    "The bulk of the computer is build, with testing taking place now..."

    I think you meant "built"

    Wonderful project. Can someone clarify if this has been built with a large number of transistors or diodes or something else? Am going to have to go and read the full article and history from scratch me thinks :)
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Me fail English? That's unpossible! (Both fixed, ta!)
     
  8. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    When i looked at the picture i thought "that's almost like something you'd make in minecraft". Then i read the third paragraph and i was like AHA!
     
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    Dude... awesome :thumb:
     
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    i'd like to see what it can do and how it performs, seems really interesting. of course i'm not expecting much out of it but it'd be interesting to know if it can even run a mainstream OS like linux or DOS.
     
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    Not a chance: for a start, it's an eight-bit system; secondly, its entire output consists of a bunch of Nixie tubes capable of showing a number from zero to nine. While it wouldn't be *impossible* to build a computer capable of running *NIX from discrete components, it'd be prohibitively large and bankrupt you in the processes - assuming running the wiring loom didn't send you crazy beforehand.
     
  12. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    This gives a whole new (or should that be "old") meaning to "I build my own computers" :thumb:

    Hardcore indeed.
     
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    I want a 3 Digit Numitron Readout, it rocks.
     
  14. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Wow, really cool. :) and I thought I was hardcore for making a full adder in my computer architecture class...
     
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    Considered EL Wire? ;)
     
  16. Ending Credits

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    I agree, computers are a lot more simple at the low level than people suspect. When you break it down piece by piece and use the concept of a 'magic box that does X when I input Y', it becomes very simple.

    The problem is, while I could probably spec one myself (having done no more electronics past A-level) designing one becomes very complicated very quickly. There's an awful lot of discrete components even in a simple ALU.
     
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