The BREDSAC Project
Storage Breadboard Computer
What possessed me to do this?
Inspiration for this project came from two sources.
One is the effort underway at the National Museum of Computing in
Bletchley Park to build a replica of the EDSAC, one of the earliest
stored-program computers, built at Cambridge University in the late
The other is a series of videos by Ben Eater about the construction of
a simple computer on breadboards from 74 series logic chips.
Ben Eater's 8-bit Computer
Put these two things together, add in a hankering to do something with
hardware and a pile of parts burning a hole in the bottom of my junk
box, and the conclusion is obvious. I need to build a breadboard
implementation of the EDSAC!