I was recently at the San Diego Maker Faire and I came across a interesting booth.
John Wolf was sitting in front of his 8-bit computer that he made out of logic gates. I was very excited to see this and quickly began asking him questions about how he built this. He has a great set of slides that I’ll link to here that explain everything about what he did.
His work was based off of Ben Eater’s tutorial about building the 8-bit computer. Ben goes into great detail in his YouTube videos about how each part works.
I decided I wanted to try and build a 8-bit computer for my self, however the first challenge is finding all the parts. There is a parts list on Ben’s site but some of the links are outdated or I have found better deals on other sites. Below is my parts list for the 8-bit computer. …