Computer

Computer Works Course: Session Three – connectors, Interfaces, and Cables

Members of MOWLL learnt the correct method of attaching connectors, and cables to parts of the motherboard. Members studied the different types of connectors, interfaces, and, cables. Members also completed a quiz.

Computer Works Course: Session One – Health & Safety

Members of MOWLL learnt the Health & Safety aspects of installing hardware using the correct tools to install a CPU. The tools used: anti-static wrist band and a CPU insertion tool.

Computer Works Course - Level Three, Ninth Session

Members of MOWLL studied different types of peripheral, including the keyboard, mouse and storage devices.

Computer Works Course - Level Three, Eighth Session

Members of MOWLL studied DVD drives, identified connections, ports, components, interfaces, and installed a DVD card into a PC.

Computer Works Course - Level Three, Sixth Session

Members of MOWLL studied different types of sound cards and identified connections, ports, components, and interfaces of sound cards.  Members also studied how to install sound cards.

The Ninth Week of the Computer Works Course

This week’s lesson was about peripherals (mice, keyboard, etc), and how they are attached to the computer.  Each member took a keyboard apart and examined the internal components of the keyboard.  They also watched a video on how a keyboard works.

Here are some images of members examining and taking apart a keyboard.

The Eight Week of The Computer Works Course

This week’s lesson was about the DVD drive of a computer, in which members learnt the basics of how DVD drives work.  The lesson also involved watching a video on how DVD drives and disks are made.

Here are some photographs of the members, examining and taking apart a DVD drive.

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The first week of the Computer Works course

The Computer Works course involves building a computer, which gives members of MOWLL the ability to go beyond their normal IT skills.  This ten-week course involves understanding how computers work, how each component of a computer works, and how to build a computer. 

 

Each weekly lesson the members get to watch a short video to understand what is involved in the making of each component, followed by a search of the internet to answer some questions, before installing the component.   At the end of the course, each member will have the skills and knowledge to build a computer.

 

Course details:

Tuesdays 11am - 1pm

Thursdays 11am - 11pm

Room G20, Eleanor Rathbone Building, University of Liverpool, Bedford Street South, L69 7ZA

 

This is Stuart studying the inside of a computer, and preparing to remove components while another member, Lee watches.

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The lesson went well.  Both Lee and Stuart look forward to next weeks lesson.