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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Build a Modern Computer from First Principles: From Nand to Tetris (Project-Centered Course) by Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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About the Course

What you’ll achieve: In this project-centered course* you will build a modern computer system, from the ground up. We’ll divide this fascinating journey into six hands-on projects that will take you from constructing elementary logic gates all the way through creating a fully functioning general purpose computer. In the process, you will learn - in the most direct and constructive way - how computers work, and how they are designed. What you’ll need: This is a self-contained course: all the knowledge necessary to succeed in the course and build the computer system will be given as part of the learning experience. Therefore, we assume no previous computer science or engineering knowledge, and all learners are welcome aboard. You will need no physical materials, since you will build the computer on your own PC, using a software-based hardware simulator, just like real computers are designed by computer engineers in the field. The hardware simulator, as well as other software tools, will be supplied freely after you enroll in the course. Course format: The course consists of six modules, each comprising a series of video lectures, and a project. You will need about 2-3 hours to watch each module's lectures, and about 5-10 hours to complete each one of the six projects. The course can be completed in six weeks, but you are welcome to take it at your own pace. You can watch a TED talk about this course by Googling "nand2tetris TED talk". *About Project-Centered Courses: Project-centered courses are designed to help you complete a personally meaningful real-world project, with your instructor and a community of learners with similar goals providing guidance and suggestions along the way. By actively applying new concepts as you learn, you’ll master the course content more efficiently; you’ll also get a head start on using the skills you gain to make positive changes in your life and career. When you complete the course, you’ll have a finished project that you’ll be proud to use and share....

Top reviews

Jun 13, 2021

Undeniably one of the best computer science courses. The advertising isn't false! This course permanently changed my perspective on hardware and software along with the relationship between the two...

May 22, 2021

Thanks to the instructors for bringing forth such an amazing course. The way the course is strucured makes it very interesting and easy to learn. Loved and enjoyed the course and learnt a lot from it

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By Chirag C

Aug 19, 2020

Undoubtedly the best course I have taken.

By Rahul S

Aug 26, 2017

One of the best course that is available.

By Tyler S

Jan 29, 2017

Very succinct. Not a lot of hand holding.

By Lee L

Feb 9, 2021

This course is definitely a masterpiece.

By Rudraksh

Aug 31, 2020

Great instructors and engaging projects.

By Anthony

May 20, 2019

this is the best class I have ever taken

By Phyo H A

Mar 27, 2018

Very interesting and recommended course!

By WilliamLiu

Mar 23, 2018

Rather practical and interesting. Thanks

By ayeminoosc

Jun 12, 2017

Best Course I have even seen in my life.

By Saumil S

Jun 27, 2020

Super Nice Course , Best Instructors!!!

By Johan A B A

Jun 17, 2020

good course, good exercises and lessons

By Mariusz K

Apr 25, 2016

Very useful but I'm waiting for part 2.

By nagendra s

Mar 10, 2021

Best Course I ever did in my life time

By 索明明

Aug 22, 2018

very interesting and simple but useful

By Rodolpho S

Dec 19, 2019

Amazing course, I strongly recommend!

By Luke G

Mar 21, 2018

Excellent class, well worth the time.

By Tommy Y

Jul 26, 2017

Really enthralling. Highly recommend.

By Slava V

Sep 18, 2021

Fantastic course! Going to 2nd part!

By Hassan R

Aug 12, 2020

I really really enjoyed this course.

By Jakub T m G

Apr 17, 2019

A superb introduction into circuits!

By Dieter M

Jan 26, 2019

Best didactics in computer science!

By F R

Sep 11, 2018

One of the best CS courses out there

By mehmed b

Oct 8, 2017

The best way to learn is to make it.

By Chris K

Feb 4, 2017

Awesome course. I've already recomme

By moataz c

Nov 29, 2016

thank you for such a great course :D