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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 Ned C

Jun 20, 2017

A truly incredible course

By Chuntao L

May 11, 2016

It gets more and more fun


Dec 31, 2019

Love the course. Thanks.

By Elizabeth G

Sep 4, 2019

I can't wait for part 2!

By lzyxn

Jul 16, 2018


By Martin K

Jun 21, 2020

Amazing and fun course!

By 黄孟

Jan 11, 2020

Learning by doing. Good

By Sajjad A

Dec 2, 2018

it was great experience

By Ilias S

Sep 10, 2017

This course is AMAZING!

By Seanix H

Jun 1, 2017

Hard, but worth trying.

By 洪剑伟

Sep 25, 2021

It's simple and clean.

By Ash P

Oct 20, 2020

Brilliant. Thank you.

By Hashir H A K

Jan 15, 2020

excellent instructors!

By Nagendra D R

Aug 29, 2019

Very clear and simple.

By Habib H S

Apr 23, 2019

Its just awesome... <3

By Carlos A A

Jun 11, 2017

Really great prepared,


Apr 11, 2017

simple with challenges

By Sam D

Jul 18, 2020

Great course, thanks!

By Andrew F

Feb 4, 2019

This course is a gem.

By Zeeshan R

Dec 2, 2018

this course is superb

By Oleg S

Oct 12, 2020

thank you, great job

By m.sreedhar r

Dec 12, 2017

it helps a lot to me

By siddhartha M

May 3, 2021

very well explained

By Andrew N

Apr 2, 2021

All Ok! Very useful

By Yihe L

May 9, 2020

Very good course!!!