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Dylan Speiser

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Hi! I'm a Computer Engineering student at the University of Maryland, College Park. I want to make the world a better place by doing what I love, and for me that's engineering, acting, and filmmaking.

Here's what I've been working on:

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6502 on PCBs

To teach myself how to design and assemble custom PCBs, I made the same 6502 kit I assembled back in 2020 as a PCB. After ordering it, assembling it, and iterating through some challenges, it works!

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Minecraft CPU

Along with my Computer Architecture class, I'm building another fully functional CPU in Minecraft. It will have its own assembly language and microcode, all designed by yours truly. Stay tuned!

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Custom Character GPU

I'm designing a VGA graphics chip that can display images and text in a custom 640x480 character mode. I'm writing the whole thing in Verilog and prototyping on a Basys 3 FPGA board. Prototypes are looking good!

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Java 6502 Emulator

It's an emaulator for the same 6502 system that is on the PCBs. This emulator, the only one written in Java and open source, has over 40 stars on GitHub.

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Filmmaking Projects

I love making movies! I put a lot of time into both personal projects as well as freelance work. I love experimenting with my equipment, of which I have built out a really nice kit. Check out my portfolio!

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Mystery Project...?

I have a couple of cool projects in the works that aren't done yet. But, as soon as they are, I'll post them here!

Check out my other sites:

Speiser Productions

Speiser Productions is a site I created as a portfolio for my filmmaking projects. I also make montages for freelance work.

Dylan Rewind

Dylan Rewind was a yearly short film / montage I created. The website has synopses and behind-the-scenes information about each entry in the series.

The BRAD

BRAD: Braille Reader and Decoder was my senior year engineering project in high school. It won first place for Social Innovation and the Arts at CIJE Innovation Day 2021.