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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...

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

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By G S

Mar 20, 2019

Awesome Course

By Suketh G

Jan 13, 2019

Amazing course

By 周灿

Aug 18, 2018

Help me a lot!

By Saphal

Dec 7, 2017

Good teachings

By 石荣来

Mar 3, 2016

Amazing Class!

By Noah P

May 23, 2021

awesome class

By Saverio M

Jul 12, 2020

A classic :-)

By 朱俊辉

Jul 5, 2020

Great Course!

By Habibur R

Oct 19, 2019

Best for ever

By Bohao S

Jun 21, 2019

Great Course!

By Peter S

Jun 17, 2019

Great course.

By Ryan R

Oct 28, 2018

Great Course!

By Muhammad S K

Mar 19, 2017

Great course!

By Gorbatko A

Jan 15, 2017

Great course!

By Beibarys Y

Feb 24, 2021

Рақмет үлкен

By Andrei P

Feb 10, 2021

Great work!!

By 唐亚周

Sep 16, 2020

Good course!

By Saurav G

May 20, 2020

Addictive !!

By Tyler R

Aug 11, 2018

Great class.

By Itai O

Dec 26, 2017

great course

By Jesse C

Nov 25, 2016

Simply great

By Dipanjan P

Oct 4, 2020

good course

By Pratham K J

Apr 19, 2020

Really Fun!

By Huynh H

Nov 2, 2019

so helpful!

By mebusy

Jan 8, 2018

nice course