So you say you want to build a computer?
Well, you have found the right place. The tech bubble has come and gone and though the tech sector itself has found itself in some dire straits, the consumer definitely has not. The sudden crumbling of demand sided with a surplus of equipment has made computer equipment cheaper than ever to acquire and work with. At the same time, advances in manufacturing designs has also made it easier than ever to assemble a personal computer. However, before we begin, we must say that this venture is not for the feint of heart. By continuing you risk learning a lot about something that may at first scare you greatly.
About this guide ...
For starters ...
About the Team:
Steve Barry is the team coach as well as physics teacher at Independence High School. His experience with coaching students over the years for the various science fairs makes him an invaluable asset to our team.
Charlie Hua is the assistant coach for this project. A former Independence High School student, he now works as the school bank lab technician as well as Associated Student Body web administrator.
John Ji is a junior at Independence High School and has had several years of experience working with HTML and web media. He helped develop a site format to use in this project.
Yi Yuan is a junior at Monta Vista High School and has had several years of experience working on his personal home networking as well as home computing solutions. He has also had much experience working with other students as a technology mentor in helping them develop their own technology solutions. His vast knowledge of computer hardware and setups placed him into our project as the head technology writer.
Joanna Shi is a junior from Fremont High School. Her experience with
digital photography and creative sense of geometric manipulation gives
our group the opportunity to integrate comprehensive explanations with
clean-cut graphics and layout.