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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

AI
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...

MM
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 Axel B

Jul 27, 2020

Un très bon cours, même pour quelqu'un de familier avec la logique et l'électronique numérique

By Prudhvi V R M

May 7, 2021

A Great course, which gives you the best way of introduction to building a computer.

By Hebert B

May 18, 2020

It will be free to send homework! in some parts of the course i can't send anywork

By Tony Z

Jul 30, 2018

The course is well-organized. Could be too elementary for advanced participants.

By Pablo J R Y

Aug 29, 2020

Es un buen curso para iniciar el entendimiento de como funciona un computador.

By Stefan O

Jun 4, 2020

Nice course, covers pretty much all the basics of computer architectures

By Ganapathi s

Oct 23, 2016

nice lecture to know someting about the elctronics ...thanks...

By Dhruv K

Aug 13, 2016

Really good one. Would be 5 stars if there was better support.

By Júlia D M A

Oct 7, 2020

Acho que para melhorar precisava ter a legenda em português

By Simon V

Jun 6, 2017

Great course to learn the fundamentals of a computer

By Guan W

Feb 20, 2016

Having none prerequisite is quite surprising indeed.

By Mayank N

Jul 29, 2016

Had A lot to learn from this course ... Thanks

By Alexey M

Nov 8, 2016

Very good cource, but only first part of it

By Joseph F

May 29, 2019

One of my favorite courses... period.

By Lalith b

Apr 2, 2017

I got principles of computer

By Mayank P

Aug 4, 2019

Good Course

By KUNCHAM C 8

Apr 15, 2021

Good one

By Sappani G

Jan 3, 2018

GOOD

By Akash K S

Sep 21, 2020

okk

By San V

Aug 11, 2018

yes

By Joseph H

Dec 22, 2019

For better or worse, this is a course designed to have the students work things out for themselves. Nearly all the non-trivial parts of the course were contained in the projects, so while the projects were interesting the video lectures were largely a waste of time. I found the hardware description language syntax difficult to pick up because there were so few real examples of how to use it. Finally, covering so much ground in six weeks inevitably means that many topics must be skipped or only briefly discussed, so if you're looking for a deep dive into digital design or computer architecture then this is not the course for you.

By Dario A

Jul 28, 2016

Very interesting course for those who want to fully understand the inner workings of a computer.

However, the utilities offered are a bit neglected. Be prepared to fight bugs on your own.

By Gercino A N J

Dec 8, 2016

The course is good. I just do not give five stars because we have to pay to atempt pass.

By The A

Oct 23, 2020

explanations could have been better

By GODITHI S V P

Jun 22, 2020

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