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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 Isaac C S

Sep 26, 2020

Amazing Course and amazing book

By Zhao L

May 16, 2018

This course is truly amazing!!!

By Jason R

Feb 24, 2018

A very fun and engaging course!

By Adil A

Aug 10, 2017

Recommended for every engineer.

By Lukas R

Aug 6, 2017

THanks for this amazing course!

By Danilo Q B

Apr 11, 2017

The best course of this segment

By Alexander L

Mar 3, 2016

Excellent pace and instructors.

By 5383 A J

Aug 10, 2020

best course by best professors

By Saitarunmandiga

Jul 20, 2020

simple and very understandable

By Balavinayak R

Feb 6, 2020

Best course I have ever taken!

By Ben W

Aug 9, 2018

Great course, start to finish.

By Robin K

Sep 9, 2017

Best Course I have ever taken.

By Sandro J

Jul 25, 2021

Fantastic course! Thank you ♥

By Balaji A V

Jun 4, 2020

Spectacular course. Loved it!

By Anton A

Jul 20, 2019

Hugely fun and informative :D

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 杭皓天

Aug 15, 2021

V​ery good! Really recommand

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!