From Parts to Performance: Build Your Own Computer
Jumpstart your tech journey with Eric Brown Jr.'s comprehensive course on building your own computer. This detailed yet accessible program provides an easy-to-follow parts list, sourced either from Amazon or local stores, guiding you through the essentials. Challenge the notion "tech isn't for me" while constructing a performance-optimized, budget-conscious computer from scratch.
- AEric BrownExtended Realities Technologist
Week 1Jan 8, 2024 - Jan 14, 2024Introduction
This section covers the fundamentals of computer technology. You'll learn the benefits of building your computer and gain a practical understanding of the inner workings of computers.
Week 2Jan 15, 2024 - Jan 21, 2024Computer Components
This section delves into the individual components that make up a computer, providing an in-depth look at the central processing unit (CPU), random access memory (RAM), graphics processing units (GPUs), motherboards, and cases. You'll understand the role of each part in the overall system and how they interact to make the computer function seamlessly.
Week 3Jan 22, 2024 - Jan 28, 2024Compatibility
This section will explore the compatibility and specifications of different computer components. You'll learn about size considerations, output capacities, and how brand specifications can impact your build. We'll also guide in choosing the right parts based on your unique requirements and budget constraints.
Week 4Jan 29, 2024 - Feb 4, 2024Building Process
This section guides you through the actual process of building your computer. We'll start by setting up your workspace and then move step-by-step through the assembly process. You'll also learn how to install an operating system and the necessary drivers to ensure your computer runs smoothly.
Week 5Feb 5, 2024 - Feb 11, 2024Troubleshoot and Maintenance
This section provides insights into identifying and resolving common issues that can occur during and after the computer-building process. You'll also learn about regular maintenance practices to ensure your self-built computer's longevity and optimal performance.
Who is this course for
Middle School students
High school students
What you’ll get out of this course
Gain a thorough understanding of PC components and their selection process.
Acquire hands-on skills in PC assembly, OS installation, and driver setup.
Learn effective troubleshooting and regular maintenance techniques for PCs.
Eric Brown Jr.
Eric Brown Jr. is a seasoned technologist and Harvard Graduate School of Education alum, renowned for his innovative approach to making technology accessible to all. Overcoming early academic adversity, he has established influential programs at Microsoft and contributed significantly to transforming tech education. His dedication to hands-on, engaging learning is exemplified in his comprehensive course on building a personal computer.