While waiting for parts to arrive I decided to do some random testing on my ipad in a little program called iCircuit. It is easy to use and lets you basically lay out subcircuits and create your own ICs. I do wish it had a larger parts library, but for what I was doing it was fine :)
I made various gates and added input, voltage, and output pins to each as needed then started doing little test scenarios. Below is a test of one of the circuits. I just hope it all works as easily when I use the real components that I ordered.
I just set the voltage to 6 volts to account for internal loss, I know it says 6.1 but using a slider on an ipad isn't an exact thing. ;)
Still, the basic building blocks all check out.
In other news, I have been deciding on a form factor for the new computer design. Most likely I will be going with stacked boards and spacers between them with a bus connecting each board.
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