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TEK Tuesdays: Computer Disassembly Project

Learn to take apart a computer and identify the parts.

Learning the inner workings of a computer is a very practical experience for people of all ages. In our tech driven world, possessing this valuable skill will increasing become more important as the overwhelming majority of industries depend on computers. The ability to fix or update any machine that uses computer hardware begins with walking through the basics.

Article #1 is a great resource for your student’s first computer disassembly. We’d recommend using an old broken computer opposed to one you plan on using in the future. Article #2 highlights a parents experience with this project.

Always make sure your computer is OFF, cold, and disconnected from power. There can be some sharp edges and parts inside a computer, so supervision and assistance are highly recommended.

Article #1: https://www.instructables.com/id/Disassemble-a-Computer/

Article #2: https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/kids-take-apart-computers-upcycled-stem-activity/

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