Hi, I found this book a couple of months ago, but just started the projects yesterday. I read a lot -- hundreds of books a year, non-fiction and fiction -- and this book is one of the most amazingly good books I've ever read. I may be biased in that it suits my wants perfectly: I am a Perl programmer and have started programming C, and trying to learn about the insides of a computer, and the comp.sci. textbooks on computer structure help some, but not too much. TECS is perfect. And the project aspect is perfect too, as I love making things on computer, trying them out and debugging, learning and getting something working.
Thank you so much Profs. Nisan & Schocken, and @cadet1620, for writing this book and its software, and keeping this forum running (11 years after the book was published)! I often feel pessimistic about education these days, but this project has me feeling good about at least computer science in Israel.
I am a cygwin user (and lover) on a Win 7 system. I greatly prefer command-line tools, but had some trouble getting the Hardware Simulator to work on cygwin:
[~/nand2tetris-noam-nisan/tools]$ ./HardwareSimulator.sh ../projects/01/Xor.tst
Error: Could not find or load main class HardwareSimulatorMain
I tried a variety of things, and seemed to be getting closer by using some variations of: