[clug] Bake-at-home transistors

Bob Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Fri Sep 27 04:27:19 CEST 2013

On 27/09/13 09:30, Miles Goodhew wrote:
> All,
>    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
> M0les.

Thanks for the links, M0les. Jeri is certainly a very inspirational
hacker and a very clear communicator. We need more like her.


Bob Edwards (using that "very" word a few more times...)

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