Build your own Quantum Processor with your Pi Zero (with some help from IBM)
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 ??
If you are new to Quantum computing, here are some basics:
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)
Examples and Open QASM-spec (Apache License 2.0):
(QASM is a DSL to describe your quantum-circuit-netlist)
Build your own Quantum Circuit (with QASM Editor and/or Composer, registering required):
https://quantumexperience.ng.bluemix.ne ... /community
Simulate your Quantum Circuit.
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)
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“.
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.