20% Computers

Andrew Kapsch

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MIPS Processor

Me and my friends met up with an old friend to discuss how computers worked in depth. It was a really cool meeting! He went through what he had learned throughout college, and taught us some very useful things. He went over around six years in a couple of hours. In front of us, we had a whiteboard to draw on. He drew out different parts and showed how they worked, and eventually drew out a basic MIPS type processor, which is in the image above. It shows the different steps: FDEMW. A similar version is below.
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Electronics, robotics, programming, and much more have been my interests for many many years, ever since I was a little kid. I have always wanted to learn more. I am mainly self-taught, and I have been trying to learn more and more about more advanced electronics. I also like to reverse engineer how old circuit boards functioned, and how I can use the parts from old boards to create new things. I love making things work together that were never originally intended to go together. I am also really good at repairing and fixing things. If something is broken, I can usually get it to work again after some tinkering. It may look a little different in the end (Tape, glue, etc) but I have recovered tons of electronics, and saved myself tons of money!
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