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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....

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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...

Feb 17, 2017

An excellent course provided by phenomenal professors! Everything is broken down into simple, easily understandable portions, and leaves you with a clear idea how to proceed to solve a given problem.

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By Andrew N

Apr 2, 2021

All Ok! Very useful

By Yihe L

May 9, 2020

Very good course!!!

By Hemchand S

Dec 19, 2019

Excellent Course!!!

By Jean-Michel L

Oct 19, 2019

Absolutely amazing.

By 彭立衡

Sep 24, 2019

very fine Coursera.

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Jun 8, 2019


By Mubarak

Jul 22, 2017

Highly recommended!

By madhusudhan r

May 7, 2020

really good course

By jiawei

Feb 29, 2020

Excellent coursera

By Eisenhower R G

Jun 17, 2019

excelent course!!!

By Carlos R

Dec 21, 2018

Outstanding course


Feb 25, 2018

Excellent course!!

By Yen-Kuan W

Nov 23, 2017

Work like a charm.

By William D

Oct 28, 2017

Great course! :-D

By asif m

Nov 19, 2016

just what i wanted

By Sambon S

Nov 11, 2021

thanks very much!

By Kushagra R

Aug 4, 2020

Excellent course!

By Jorge A O V

May 25, 2020

Excellent course!

By Irshad a

Feb 21, 2020

Excellent course.

By Freeman

Feb 5, 2020

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By Ha D G

Jun 28, 2021

Love this course

By srinivasan p

Apr 15, 2020

Good to explore!

By Shah M

Jan 20, 2020

Excellent Course

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By Eric S

Sep 22, 2018

Excellent course