This section was created to add an educational value to the project. It is structured in 3 parallel categories, which follow the same format of 12 sequential lessons to teach computer design:
The lessons are broken up into 12 descriptive topics. Listed below is each of the lessons’ topics. You can mouse over each of the boxes to see a brief description of what the lesson is about. To go to the lesson to learn more, simply click on the box. You can also navigate to any of the lessons using the left side menu.
- Mark-8 Design, based on the original material distributed by Radio-Electronics for hobbyists, and some of the articles retrieved from the Mark-8 User Group Newsletter, which was formed shortly after the Radio-Electronics article was published
- Microcomputer According to Titus, based on original writings of Jon Titus published in American Laboratory and Computer Design, which we reproduce here with permission of the publisher, and
- Microcontroller Project, which we did for the XGame Station Pico to learn about computer design; it was inspired by one of the experiments on computer games from the original extended article on Mark-8 and followed Dr. Titus' advice in his interview that a microcontroller would be easier to do for the beginners than a full microcomputer; a video documenting this project is included.
When going through the lessons, you will see each of the three categories along the top of the screen. Simply click on the category tab at the top to view more information in this category for any particular lesson.