Computing History

Looking at the people who made computers!

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside you phone or iPad?

Find out more about ...

  • The insides of electrical devices
  • Inventors of the internet
  • History of Apple

Who made the first computer?

The first mechanical computer, created by Charles Babbage in 1822, doesn't really resemble what most would consider a computer today.

The word 'computer' was first recorded as being used in 1613, and originally used to describe a human who performed calculations or computations.

In 1837, Charles Babbage proposed the first general mechanical computer called the Analytical Engine!

The internet, which is not the WWW, is used everywhere.

What's inside of a computer?

  • Motherboard
  • Expansion slots
  • CPU (central processing unit)
  • RAM (random access memory)
  • Power supply
  • Hard drive

What's a motherboard?

A motherboard is a printed circuit board that is the foundation of a computer located at the bottom of the computer case.

A motherboard is the main bit of your PC it's a link between all of the different components inside your computer.

Computer Basics: Inside a Desktop Computer
This photo below is Charles Babbage.
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The first computer!

The photo below is the first computer that Charles Babbage made in 1822.
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This is the input, output and storage of what can go inside a computer/whats inside.

Also a bit of information about what they mean.

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