Great, we now have a hardware ALU with its most important elements implemented on a metric tonne of breadboard. However, this awesome little machine is missing a crucial component – the interface to Twitter.
Enter the Raspberry Pi (RPi) – everybody’s favourite credit-card sized PC. As good as it is for playing back high-definition video and surfing the web with a connected monitor, its real power is harnessed when it’s used for a different, deeper purpose.
We thought it was about time you saw the breadboard monster that we’ve been developing with until the PCBs arrive and here she is! It’s only a mostly functional version of the registers and the adder function but it’s allowed us to make sure all of the most important functions work for now.
A basic functional prototype of the registers and adder hardware