The knob & switch computer: A computer architecture simulator for introductory computer science

@article{Braught2001TheK,
  title={The knob & switch computer: A computer architecture simulator for introductory computer science},
  author={Grant Braught and David W. Reed},
  journal={ACM Journal of Educational Resources in Computing},
  year={2001},
  volume={1},
  pages={31-45}
}
The Knob & Switch Computer is a computer architecture simulatordesigned to teach beginning students the basics of computerorganization. It differs from existing simulators in twosignificant ways: (1) it incorporates cognitive hooks in the formof knobs and switches that encourage exploration and discovery onthe part of the student; and (2) it can be presented one componentat a time, starting with a simple interactive data path andbuilding incrementally to a full-featured stored program machine… CONTINUE READING
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