I have read the tutorials and I guess what I am saying is that I am looking for something a little bit maybe more advanced??? As in, I have a DUART, what the heck is a DUART and how do I use it? I have tried google, but it leads me to wikipedia and I am a wikiphobe. I don't believe 90% of the stuff on there. So, I have this pile of IC's and I don't know what to do with them is basically what I am saying. They seem cool and we did go over logic gates and what not in my assembly class, so I understand that if I subject gates to voltages then based on the type of gate I have, what the output will be. That stuff I understand, but I don't know what I can use those IC's for. I have looked at the data sheets and like I said before, big snoozer. I mean like one of the IC's is a clock. What do I need a clock for? I have many eproms, are those useful? I thought that was why you had an mcu. I will take a look at the Mims book when I am getting my textbooks for next semester.