Man Builds Giant Homemade Computer To Play Tetris

It is 33ft (10m) wide and 6ft (2m) high in sitting room of his bungalow in Cambridge, UK. The "Megaprocessor," does the job of a chip-sized microprocessor, it contains 40,000 transistors, 10,000 LED lights and it weighs around half a ton (500kg). So far, he has used it to play the classic video game Tetris. Mr Newman, a digital electronics engineer, started the project because he was learning about transistors and wanted to visualize how a microprocessor worked. The components all light up as the huge device carries out a task.

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+7 1. 5ubZer0 commented 8 years ago

he should stay with building computers.. tetris is not his thing.. :D
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+2 2. Klemm commented 8 years ago

cool stuff but he really needs someone else to present it. he mumbles too much and is boring. also he sucks at tetris :P
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+1 3. marleymanbob commented 8 years ago

did he really have to explain tetris? I think he's the only person on the planet that started to play it only last week!
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+2 4. bella1 commented 8 years ago

Must be such a wonderful feeling when he finished build that computer and switches it on and it all comes together:)
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+1 5. tsar911 commented 8 years ago

I am so sorry to be late to comment on this, but watching him play Tetris was easily in the top three atrocious things that have happened in my life.

And, to put that in perspective, I was born to a poor family in India!
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0 6. captain_obvious commented 8 years ago

a big nerd, but still he is awesome!
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+1 7. tomthecabinboy commented 8 years ago

Wonder if he can write a Pokemon GO! App? Then he could fit 4 castor wheels to the mega processor and take it outside.
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-1 8. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

I guess considering we are now in the middle of 2016 someone ought to ask the question WHY?
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+1 9. challenger451 commented 8 years ago

He must have a lot of extra time on his hands. Good job, but why?
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+2 10. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

#8, #9, because he can...;):*
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-2 11. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

#10 Well I could go around shooting people (if I had a gun) but doing it because I can wouldn't wash much in courtO:)
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0 12. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

#11 You have the toy gun!;)<3
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+2 13. brandx commented 8 years ago

IT IS A LOVELY idea he has done so WELL TO BUILD IT AND MAKE IT educational THERE ARE LOTS of lessons be learnt FROM THIS Great man.
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0 14. snotraddict commented 8 years ago

Must get hot in that room! All the haters on his skills, to be fair that's way too fast!
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+2 15. Jabafara commented 8 years ago

Ohhh, all those sexy, sexy lights! 8-)