[clug] Bake-at-home transistors

Miles Goodhew mgoodhew at gmail.com
Fri Sep 27 01:30:22 CEST 2013

  In one of the many rabbit-holes we went down in Bob's dense and
riveting talk(s) last night, we touched on knitting your own CPU out
of transistors. In that vein, here's a video from Jeri Ellsworth
(Possibly most famous for developing the C-One reconfigurable FPGA
computer and the Commodore-64 Direct-TV ASIC-based derivation from it)
- baking her own transistor from a silicon wafer.
  Now if we can just work-out how to ferment silicon wafers out of
sand, we can go from beating each other to death with jawbones one day
to flying cars the next!

Chip-baking video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_znRopGtbE
C64 DTV Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C64_Direct-to-TV


Miles Goodhew,
Executive Computer Scientist

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