Rivendell Technology

Thinking Inside the Box

What, exactly, is inside of a computer? What are all those board, fans and wires? And how to they make those powerful but tiny computer “brains”? Younger and Middle Kids got to explore inside the box.

We learned about the basic hardware pieces: case, power supply, motherboard and bus, disk, memory and processor. Then we got some hands-on time with them! Seeing how computer chips are made is fascinating, and we got to see some of the parts of that process as well. It’s incredible just how small everything is.