Carnegie Mellon University

Computer Hardware 

This video activity series is designed to spark curiosity in young learners (and lifelong learners) as to how exactly computers work. Choosing to instead focus on computer hardware components instead of programming, viewers get a first-hand look at what parts make up their computers and how they work. Throughout the series two laptops are taken apart working from the outside to the inside, and each hardware component has its own episode. When available, laptop components are compared to their desktop counterparts.

SAFETY FIRST: If you would like to follow along with our videos, please do so at your own risk. Disassembling a computer can void the warranty. Adult supervision and permission is required. Before taking apart any computers please be sure to shut down and disconnect any power supplies. 

For more information about this series, please contact Kristin Lavery