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Course material & Preparation

You need the followings to start the course. You can prepare and get a smooth start.

  • Course book:
    Nisan and Schocken, "The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles" , MIT Press.  The first chapters are available in full text here. The entire book is available through http://www.kth.se/kthb. (Search for the book title.)
    It is possible to order the book at the larger Swedish online bookshops.
  • Software:
    You can download the software tools from:
    http://www.nand2tetris.org/software.php. During the course you will use all the tools listed on the nand2tetris webpage.
  • Compilers:
    Some projects will be done in Python (and/or C). You need compilers for those. You can find compilers at  https://intra.kth.se/en/it/mjukvara/progdist.
    You can find detailed information on how to install Python  on the DD1316 webpage: https://www.kth.se/social/course/DD1316/subgroup/ht-2015-prge15/page/ovrigt-19/
  • Project work:
    Students will be divided into 4 seminar groups. Within a seminar group, you will solve and submit the projects individually.
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