Let’s Build a Computer #2 (Half-Adders)

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In the last lesson we learned about binary numbers, which are the way computers understand numbers. The next thing we will now study is how we can build simple hardware to add numbers. Once we can add numbers, we can do any math operation, like subtraction, multiplication and division that will be covered later. Being […]

Let’s Build a Computer #1 (Binary Numbers)

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In this series you will learn how computers work from the ground up. You will learn by actually building it piece by piece (on paper) in a series of weekly articles. If you continue and follow along, you will fully understand how a modern computer operates down to the smallest detail! Let’s Start! Computers only […]

What is Computer Programming?

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Programming, or “Coding” is the way humans are able to communicate instructions to computers. They use special programming languages which take words, and translate them to a format that can be understood by computers.  The instructions can be just a few lines, or millions of lines of code to complete a specific task. Once code […]