Sounds crazy ??

Not at all. Not at all.

You only need a „5 US$ - Rasperry Pi zero“ (or a "10 US$ - Pi 0-W") to design your own Quantum Circuit. The raw power of a Pi3 is not needed. Send your Design to IBM. They will test your circuit and send you the results.

How does it work ??

Step 1:

If you are new to Quantum computing, here are some basics:

https://www.research.ibm.com/ibm-q/quantum-primer/

Step 2:

To get familar with the subject :

https://quantumexperience.ng.bluemix.ne ... user-guide

2a: „Beginner's User Guide“

2b: „Full User Guide“

(sorry, basic knowladge of linear algebra is required)

Step 3:

Examples and Open QASM-spec (Apache License 2.0):

https://github.com/IBM/qiskit-openqasm

(QASM is a DSL to describe your quantum-circuit-netlist)

Step 4:

Build your own Quantum Circuit (with QASM Editor and/or Composer, registering required):

https://quantumexperience.ng.bluemix.ne ... /community

Step 5:

Simulate your Quantum Circuit.

**Step 6:**

Bonus:

If you follow some technical restrictions you may get a „Real Quantum Processor“, IBM will test your Quantum Processing Unit and send you the results.(This may take some time)

Bonus:

If you follow some technical restrictions you may get a „Real Quantum Processor“, IBM will test your Quantum Processing Unit and send you the results.

So … it becomes real … you design your own Quantum Processing Unit with your „5 US$ - Raspberry Pi Zero“ ... send the design („Netlist“) to IBM ... and IBM will test your Processing Unit and send you the results. It works this way, I have done so with my „Walsh-Processing-Unit“.

Lemma:

Build your own QASM-editor … e.g. with eclipse/xtext, so you get your own QASM-IDE for free … start with the QASM grammar (https://github.com/IBM/qiskit-openqasm/ ... /qasm2.pdf, page 20) … please note: QASM is a moving target, current version is 2.0

Have fun … build your own quantum processor – with your „5 US$ - Pi zero“ and some help from IBM.

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