ITGSOpedia on Hardware

How the Computer thinks

MYO wearable Gesture Control

iPhone/iPod Touchscreen explained

The Quantified Self


Computer Hardware on Plain English
Inside a Desktop Computer
Binary Numbers
Virtual Computer Tour
Cables and Connections
Mobile Devices
What's inside my Computer (HowStuffWorks)
Build your own computer (HowStuffWorks)
The Journey inside a Computer
Computer History Museum
Understanding Computer Parts (commoncraft video)
Build your own computer

Topics from Syllabus:

The computer system

Input and output devices

  • Keyboards, mice, touch pads
  • Optical mark recognition (OMR), optical character recognition (OCR), magnetic ink characterrecognition (MICR), radio frequency identification (RFID), radio tag, bar code scanners, magnetic stripe readers
  • Microphones
  • Smart card readers
  • Webcams, digital cameras, digital video cameras
  • Sensors, probes, real-time data collection
  • Composite devices: for example, game controllers
  • Touch-sensitive devices: for example, pads
  • Printers, monitors, speakers, projectors
  • CD-ROM (compact disc read-only memory), DVD (digital versatile/video disk) readers and burners