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Old 05-29-2009   #1
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Homebrewed CPU Is a Beautiful Mess of Wires

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Intelís fabrication plants can churn out hundreds of thousands of processor chips a day. But what does it take to handcraft a single 8-bit CPU and a computer? Give or take 18 months, about $1,000 and 1,253 pieces of wire.
Pic and full read at Wired.com

I think it is too cool to not share. In the end he made a pully fuctional computer using his CPU and called it the BMOW (Big Mess Of Wires).
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Re: Homebrewed CPU Is a Beautiful Mess of Wires

Holy shit! That's tight
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Re: Homebrewed CPU Is a Beautiful Mess of Wires

It's... beautiful.
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Re: Homebrewed CPU Is a Beautiful Mess of Wires

That is intense!

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When Chamberlin couldn’t find a source for it online, he went to a local electronics surplus warehouse and dug through a box of 20-year-old video cards. Two cards in there had the chip he needed, so he took one and repurposed it for his project.
This sounds like me rummaging through the "electronics" section of a Goodwill. Seriously, have you ever seen the computers people donate to Goodwill? They are ancient! I do love old computers!
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