building my own relay computer

Brent Hilpert hilpert at
Fri Feb 13 16:20:24 CST 2015

On 2015-Feb-13, at 1:40 PM, Tom Sparks wrote:

> I've been bouncing around the idea of building my own relay computer
> * I have mostly inspired by the TIM project[1] and Harry Porter's Relay
> Computer[2]
> * I am looking at having a limited number registers like the 6502 or 6800
> * the computer is going to be Harvard architecture based
> I wondering have any of use done anything like this?
> [1]
> [2]

I've examined and written about (and done some limited implementation of) Simon, which is Harvard architecture.

Due to it's limitations I haven't been all that enthused about fully constructing it however.
It could perhaps be expanded into something more interesting.

There's another relay computer design and implementation here which looks interesting:

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