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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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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 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

By William W

Nov 19, 2020

One of the most fun I've ever had!

By Richard V

May 19, 2020

It's an amazing course, well done!

By Влад Л

May 11, 2020

Great course, thanks for your job!

By Eduardo A d A

Feb 27, 2021

Very well made course, thank you!

By Mohamed S

Feb 24, 2021

From best course I have ever took

By Silvestras B

Jan 12, 2021

Very good introduction to basics.

By Yimu W

Jan 1, 2021

Awesome!!!!!!! highly recommend!!

By Harald D

Jul 10, 2020

Very good course! Easy to follow.

By Nicholas N

Jun 16, 2020

Amazing course. I learnt so much.

By Vadim G

Feb 15, 2020

It was fascinating!!!

Thank you :)

By xiehui

Jun 14, 2019

very good course , i like it ...

By Mukkesh G

Dec 22, 2018

One of the best courses out there

By Nandyala N K

Dec 25, 2017

It's is very useful to every one.

By Satvik C

Jun 14, 2017

The best way to teach the course.

By Tan U R

Dec 2, 2018

Amazing couurse and very helpful

By Zan H

Jun 20, 2016

Never seen a more unique course.