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January 3, 2017

Cardboard Computer Build

at 10:28 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, Computer Hacks, Cool Gadgets, What Were They Thinking


Mark Nesselhaus is building a computer the hard way, by using handfuls of transistors and cardboard.


“Attempt to build a computer using cardboard and brass paper fasteners as the base material for all of the logic circuits. Why? Well, the cardboard is free as my workplace puts it in the dumpster and I do not have the funds to buy better material. All of the electronic parts thus far were given to me by a friend who passed away and what better tribute than to build a computer. Except for the ALU all gates are either Nand or Nor using DTL. The transistors used are npn 2n2222 type or pnp 2n3906”