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I also built my first computer back in the '70s, though I admit I didn't finish it. I'm a programmer who eventually got tired of programming something that I had no idea what was inside. I based my computer on a PDP8 bus that I had gotten from work, and used the 74181 bit slice ALU chip with the intent to build a 16-bit PDP-11 knockoff. I taped up a set of double-sided boards and etched them at home. No plated-through holes though - just wires soldered in to connect the two sides. I finally got stuck when I got to the proms that I needed to implement the microprogram. They and the equipment to burn them were too expensive. I built a great living-room ready box to put it all in too. The populated boards that I did finish sat in a card box for years until I could bring myself to throw them out (wife helped on that).
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