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 new and used 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
Stay tuned for the 2021 BYOCC Build:
But here is last years:
2020 BYOCC Build:
After years of fighting the Bitcoin mining equipment shortages, we run right smack into a global pandemic. BUT, we're happy to say we have made all our final selections and it looks good for 2020. Our build this year should be about 30% faster than last years build and that worked well for folks.
We've gone with an almost entirely new build this year, but here is what we'll be building:
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