Have you ever wondered what all the parts of a desktop computer do? How a computer is put together, configured, and setup to run? Well this camp is for youth, ages 12 to 16 who want to build and test their own computer.
Each camper will use surplus and new parts that will be provided in order to build a fully functional personal computer.
Included in the computer will be:
These are solid desktop or mini-tower computers. If you are looking for a great gaming computer, these probably aren't them... but you'll learn what you can do to upgrade these or build a new one to meet your needs. Remember a really good gaming computer can cost over $2,000, so don't expect to get one at our camp. BUT, it will play most games in a reasonable frame rate and at a reasonable resolution, so don't despair.
Learn how to:
This program is an excellent opportunity for the youth to learn about computer architecture and to understand how all the different parts of a computer fit together, both physically and electronically.
Each camper will get to take the computer home when they are finished!
Ages: 12 to 16
Minimum number of campers: 8
Maximum number of campers: 12
2020 Build so far:
We'll keep you posted, the build usually starts to solidify between March and April and then we do all our ordering in May and June.
The good news is that graphics cards are FINALLY starting to drop in price. It's been almost 4 years since we've been able to buy a decent graphics card with our budget for the camp. All due to a world-wide bitcoin mining phenomena.
The 2019 build was very successful and we're looking forward to having an even better build for 2020.
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