CSC 103: How Computers Work

Lab 2: Computer Memory

Not to be turned in, but make sure I check you off at the end of class!


You will work with a partner on ONE computer to build two different circuit representations of memory.

Part 1: Memory Flip-flop

For this part, implement the circuit from class on Monday in Logisim (see class notes). Experiment with "poking" the inputs randomly, then settling down to both 1's. Do this a few times and observe/discuss the results with your partner. Make sure they match our theoretical predictions from Monday!

Part 2: 1-bit Memory

Now do the same thing for the circuit discussed today. Discuss the difference from the circuit above with your partner. Can you think of some pros and cons for each circuit?

To finish up

After you're done, make sure I check you and your partner off!