Hey Holla Forums what would I require to make a desktop computer from scratch, not...

Elijah Garcia
Elijah Garcia

Hey Holla Forums what would I require to make a desktop computer from scratch, not assemble, but make.

the lower technology we can get the better, so I'm looking for a pipeline to build up from as low tech as possible up to a working, and as quality computer as possible.

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projectoberon.com
elsevier.com/books/digital-design-and-computer-architecture/harris/978-0-12-394424-5

Liam Carter
Liam Carter

You might like this. projectoberon.com

Aaron Cox
Aaron Cox

You can't.

Ian Cooper
Ian Cooper

thx

Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones

fu

Logan Miller
Logan Miller

Are FPGA's low tech enough?

Ayden Watson
Ayden Watson

the goal is as low as we can go, so for any component we think of what is required to make it, then whats required to make that etc..

ill look in to that.

Josiah Rogers
Josiah Rogers

I'm not saying it can't be done, but you can't do it. Feel free to prove me wrong anytime.

Easton Evans
Easton Evans

namefag can't use the sticky
wow!

William Wilson
William Wilson

You could do the computation by hand by making a pencil and paper from scratch.
If you want a somewhat practical digital computer (as opposed to a human computer) you don't really want to go below the level of FPGAs. I consider stuff like CPLDs to be on the same level for example.

Hudson Russell
Hudson Russell

Communicating to FPGA through UART isn't a desktop computer.

Jayden Gutierrez
Jayden Gutierrez

Are you saying that it isn't a desktop computer if it isn't IBM PC compatible.

Nicholas Bennett
Nicholas Bennett

Yes. If OP meant 8-bit console based hobby toy, that's a completely different issue.

Cooper Foster
Cooper Foster

What is your background?
Do you understand digital design?
Do you know a HDL?
Are you competent in a low-level programming language?
Do you understand any assembly languages?
Are you familiar with operating system internals?

If you answered no to any of these questions, you're not ready to build your own desktop computer. You could get away with building the OS if you were capable or mirroring an existing architecture supported by an existing OS, but this would likely be more difficult than writing a simple bespoke OS for your custom architecture.

Brayden Jones
Brayden Jones

OP's race, ethnicity and gender are also highly important here too. Only the whitest of the whites can aspire to this level. To my knowledge I have never heard of a woman design an operating system so that may be a factor, but it's not as important as possessing master race DNA.

Christopher Reed
Christopher Reed

This. It can be done, but just not by OP.

Carter Bennett
Carter Bennett

It is possible. look at what Steve Wozniak did with the apple.

Mason Rodriguez
Mason Rodriguez

Woz took a bunch of off-the-shelf controller chips from hobbyist suppliers for teleprinters of the 1970s and assembled them into a working computer

I think OP wanted to somehow design and fabricate the ICs themselves from scratch

Wyatt Garcia
Wyatt Garcia

OP wanted to somehow design and fabricate the ICs themselves from scratch
Holy shit that's funny

Jonathan Carter
Jonathan Carter

Just rocks really.

Eli Jones
Eli Jones

Grab some sand
Sift out the silicon.
Melt the silicon and cool it into a cylindrical cylinder called an 'Ingot'.
Slice the ingot into individual disks
Buff it a little bit to get a nice polished surface
Use Photolithography to imprint your circuit pattern onto that disk, you'll want to apply some photoresist to the surface.
<If you don't know how to do the previous step, you're not cut out for Holla Forums
Shine some UV light on it
Use some chemicals to remove excess photoresist
It's pretty easy from here onwards.

Gavin Stewart
Gavin Stewart

That only works if you own the land the sand came from.

John Russell
John Russell

How can i create my own Universe where i can get my sand for the silicon front? Genuine question.

Gavin Lewis
Gavin Lewis

Another book you might like
elsevier.com/books/digital-design-and-computer-architecture/harris/978-0-12-394424-5

Austin Rogers
Austin Rogers

If you wish to make a desktop computer from scratch, you first must invent the universe.

Carter Miller
Carter Miller

proprietary universe wants me to starve