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If you wish to make a computer from scratch...

The Megaprocessor is a 16-bit computer made almost entirely from discrete electronic components (individual transistors, diodes, resistors, capacitors and LEDs). When finished it will measure 14m wide x 2m tall. [more inside]
posted by Pong74LS on Apr 24, 2016 - 34 comments


Paul Falstad's stable of science and engineering visualizations has been MeFi-celebrated as recently as 2005 and 2006. Sadly, with Java applets on death's door, they're largely inaccessible today. What remains? A lovingly HTML-Fived and expanded electronic circuit simulator, a gleaming key to understanding hundreds of different circuits and components. [more inside]
posted by tss on Feb 7, 2016 - 10 comments

"A lesson about the success of Great Men"

And Now Let Us Praise, and Consider the Absurd Luck of, Famous Men [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Feb 14, 2013 - 32 comments

Caution: Intense geekery inside

Pipe Logic "Suppose the null-byte is an electron. Then, /dev/zero provides an infinite supply of electrons and /dev/null has an infinite appetite for them..." Modeling transistors and logic gates using Unix pipes.
posted by bitmage on Jan 23, 2012 - 22 comments

Universal Transistor

Are you tired of having to pick between N-type and P-type transistors when designing electronics circuits. Well, help is on the way with the new Nanowire Universal Transistor.
posted by Confess, Fletch on Dec 21, 2011 - 16 comments

A New Molecular Way of Fabricating Transistors

A team of scientists from Yale University and the up-and-coming Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea have managed to fabricate intricate electrical contacts to produce a transistor from a benzene molecule. [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser on Dec 24, 2009 - 6 comments

Also not a series of tubes

RadioWallah - "Fabulous transistor radios from the fifties." A few more.
posted by Wolfdog on Nov 19, 2008 - 11 comments

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