[Techtalk] ideas for tech subjects for teens?

Megan Golding mgolding at sdf.lonestar.org
Tue Feb 15 04:05:57 EST 2005

On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 07:59:05AM -0800, Wendell Cochran wrote:
> A run-of-the desk computer has perhaps 20 parts -- even counting
> case, keyboard, & cables.  That's a manageable number for almost
> anyone of any age.
> So get a junker & set them to identifying components.

I agree completely -- being comfortable working on the hardware
is about losing that fear of "breaking something". I remember pulling
open the Apple IIe as a kid. 

What would you add to the "must know about your hardware" list for 
* find out how much memory is installed
* add memory (includes shopping for it)
* add a CD writer or DVD drive
* add a hard drive (ooh, those jumpers always annoy me)
I could do all this with middle or high schoolers. Thanks for
the idea, Wendell.

Megan Golding

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