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How are computers made?
Question Date: 2020-05-01
Answer 1:

Hi Danay! Making a computer is so complicated! I want you to imagine playing with LEGOs. In the same way your LEGOs creations are made with all sorts of colored blocks, computers are made with all sorts of electronic parts. Each individual part takes very smart engineers and experts to make.

Factories make computers out of all these parts. Once all the parts, or hardware, are assembled, a worker starts the computer and tests them. They install Windows or Apple, whats called software onto the computer. This helps your computer work together for you!

Lets go into a list! For this part, I want you to imagine your own body. A computer and your body can be very alike. They need food (or electricity) to work! They both have a brain!

To make a computer you need:

1) Motherboard - the heart, electricity flows to other parts from this and all the other parts talk to each other using it.

2) Processor - the brain, thinking for your computer.

3) Hard Drive - the memory of the computer. You save a file or video game on the hard drive.

4) Power Supply - feeds your computer electricity from the wall outlet.

5) Case - skin of your computer. This protects and holds your computer parts.

6) Monitor - shows you the computer information in pictures.

There are many more parts working together. Like a keyboard or speakers that connect to a computer. Even a mouse clicks on the screen. This video breaks down how computers work!

watch and enjoy.

Answer 2:

Hello Danay, you ask a really good question! Given how computers dominate our everyday lives and the ways we interact in the age of the internet, it is important to understand how they work and are made.

A computer consists of a couple of really important parts: the CPU (central processing unit) which is basically the brain of the computer, the hard drive which is the place where we store data, the RAM (random access memory) is another kind of place that we store data (but more temporarily), and finally the motherboard which connects all of the parts and allows everything to work as one machine.

The CPU is important because it's the component that runs the instructions provided to the computer by a computer program. It is made up of a lot of electronic circuitry that allows it to perform pretty basic processes that, when put all together, become the complicated programs that you can run on your computer. These units are not easy to make because the circuits are very very small and are made up components that are extremely prone to contamination. Because of this, very special factories with "clean rooms" are needed to make CPUs where people are dressed in suits designed to prevent contamination. These same conditions are required for making the hard drives and RAM. On the other hand, it is a bit easier to make the motherboard as the circuitry is as prone to contamination.

It is a bit harder to describe the manufacturing process without visuals, so hopefully this video link can help you visualize it a bit more:

video here.


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