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Building a Modern Computer from First Principles

The official companion web site of Nand2Tetris courses

And of the book The Elements of Computing Systems, MIT Press, By Noam Nisan and Shimon Schocken

The site contains all the software tools and project materials necessary to build a general-purpose computer system from the ground up. We also provide a set of lectures designed to support a typical course on the subject.

The materials are aimed at students, instructors, and self-learners. Everything is free and open-source; as long as you operate in a non-profit educational setting, you are welcome to modify and use our materials as you see fit.

The materials also support two courses that we now teach in Coursera:

Nand2Tetris Part I (hardware, projects/chapters 1-6) is offered as an on-demand course that learners take at their own pace. Here is a two-minute video promo of this course.

Nand2Tetris Part II (software, projects/chapters 7-12): is also offered on Coursera, in the same format.

Nand2Tetris in a nutshell (10 minutes):

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