Homo Ludens is a book originally published in Dutch in 1938 by Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga. Huizinga suggests that play is a necessary condition of the generation of culture. Homo is the Latin word for 'human'. Ludens refers to sport, play, school, and practice.
Every opportunity now to sport, play, school, practice, and spend time on hobbies! See below for some projects I am working on.
I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.
Ben Eater has made a fantastic series of video's about making an 8-bit homemade breadboard computer.
A breadboard is a construction base for prototyping of electronics.
8 Bits means it is basic, slow and primitive!
It can only calculate with 8 zeroes/ones at a time.
Knowing nothing about hardware but with the help of Ben Eater and having the quote from Pippi Longstocking in mind ("I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that."), I decided to make this computer too!
The first computer I ever bought was the BBC B micro computer.
The computer was designed by Cambridge based Acorn Computers Ltd. and used by the BBC in England in their Computer Literacy Project.
Acorn was later called Arm Ltd. (known for their licensable chip architectures) which now stands for Advanced RISC Machines,
but in the past stood for Acorn RISC Machine.
BBC B owners loved their computer and nicknamed it "the Beeb".
I have very fond memories of my Beeb, so decided to call this Ben Eater inspired 8-bit homemade breadboard computer I am going to make the Beeb2.
Website and YouTube channel
I have the goal to give insight in the steps I make and the things I learn while building the Beeb2.
This website will have all (links to the) information in a structured way, my YouTube channel will be used for demo purposes.
I am not going to repeat the wonderful work Ben Eater did, so will provide a lot of links to his work.
I wil provide information about:
Tools you need
Color scheme wires and leds
Breadboards and wire (cutting)
Other breadboard computers
Beeb2 v1 (functional) components and roadmap
The properties of the Beeb2 v1 (and probably the easiest order to build the components) are: