Apparently, You Can Still Solder Together Your Own Computer If You Really Want To

Back in the dark ages, it used to be if you wanted a computer, you built it yourself. And I don’t mean order the parts and put them together, I mean soldering the chip sockets into a breadboard and assembling all the bits by hand. For whatever reason, computer enthusiast Matt Sarnoff misses the halcyon days of the Altair, and decided to build his own PC the old fashion way: with a hot piece of metal and some lead wire. Despite the fact that I’m pretty sure this makes him crazy, he’s quite good at it. Check out the video after the jump.

So good on you Matt, you have to respect a man who’s not afraid to put together a computer using the equivalent of stone knives and bearskins.

[via Make]