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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....

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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

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 oualid r

Jun 20, 2019

Merci Beaucoup un cours super

By Connor J

Nov 9, 2017

Great course! I recommend it!

By Yates Y

Jul 29, 2017

Nice teacher. You deserve it.

By Srinu L

Feb 25, 2017

One of the best courses ever!

By Enrique d l C

Dec 23, 2018

Increíble, 100% recomendable

By Muhammad O G

Apr 6, 2018

Incredible style of teaching

By Arman R

Dec 21, 2017

Simply an incredible course.

By Michelle Y

Mar 15, 2016

The projects are to die for.

By Гуменчук А О

May 22, 2020

Thank you, Noam and Shimon!

By Divyanshu T

Oct 1, 2019

This course is mindblowing!

By Matthew

Jun 24, 2017

Great fun, very interesting

By Piotr L

Mar 1, 2019

Great, highly recommended.

By Kaeru P

Oct 22, 2018

I really love this course!

By raz4ophir@gmail

Aug 19, 2017

ממש טוב מלמד בדרך הכי טובה

By 李俊宏

Jun 30, 2017

This is rather satisfying!

By Roberto A

Apr 30, 2017

Great course! Thanks a lot

By Darsh S K

Mar 16, 2021

looking forward to part 2

By Jeremy S

May 5, 2020

This course is fantastic!

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