The developing team at Arith-Matic a British computational hardware project and micro startup, have created a new 4-bit arithmetic unit, designed to be provided in kit form and “beautifully dissects the complex mechanisms of computation”. Watch the promotional video below to learn more about the new Arith-Matic S1-AU Mk1 kit which has this week taken to Kickstarter to raise the £8,000 required to make the jump into production.
Available to early bird backers from £40 the Arith-Matic S1-AU Mk1 is expected to start shipping throughout Europe during August 2018. “We craft a range of ultra cool DIY hardware kits which beautifully dissect the complex mechanisms of computation. We’re proud to be launching our flagship kit – the S1-AU Mk1 – a humble 4-bit arithmetic unit designed with 7400 series integrated circuits.Created for pragmatic computing enthusiasts, hobbyists and makers, we’ve designed the S1-AU Mk1 to dissect the binary operations performed at the heart of computational machines.”
“An arithmetic unit enables computers to perform binary arithmetic. It is one of the most important parts of a CPU (Central Processing Unit). An arithmetic unit which also performs bitwise logical operations is commonly referred to as an ALU (Arithmetic and Logic Unit). The S1-AU Mk1 is a beautifully crafted DIY hardware kit designed with 7400 series logic chips. It enables you to build a simple 4-bit arithmetic unit and manually perform binary operations.“ For more details jump over to the official Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.
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