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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


Feb 18, 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.


Oct 12, 2017

Really good course. Great explanations of everything and the tools provided make it very easy to implement some very high levels ideas. Would recommend this to anyone interested in how a CPU works

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By Saphal

Dec 07, 2017

Good teachings

By 石荣来

Mar 03, 2016

Amazing Class!

By Saverio M

Jul 12, 2020

A classic :-)

By 朱俊辉

Jul 05, 2020

Great Course!

By Habibur R

Oct 19, 2019

Best for ever

By Sun B

Jun 21, 2019

Great Course!

By Peter S

Jun 17, 2019

Great course.

By Ryan R

Oct 29, 2018

Great Course!

By Muhammad S K

Mar 19, 2017

Great course!

By Gorbatko A

Jan 15, 2017

Great course!

By Noah P

Apr 25, 2016

awesome class


May 20, 2020

Addictive !!

By Tyler R

Aug 12, 2018

Great class.

By Itai O

Dec 26, 2017

great course

By Jesse C

Nov 25, 2016

Simply great

By Pratham K J

Apr 19, 2020

Really Fun!

By Huynh N H

Nov 02, 2019

so helpful!

By mebusy

Jan 08, 2018

nice course

By Yuriy S

Nov 17, 2017

Simply wow!

By Anton

May 26, 2017

Tons of fun

By 岳明旭

Mar 03, 2016

cool course

By jonathan t

May 05, 2020

eye opener

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By Izabela C

Apr 09, 2017

Perfect :)

By Guillermo S C C

Nov 27, 2016