Computer Hardware

Hard Drive (HDD/SDD)

The mechanical equipment used for conducting an activity. HDD (Hard Drive disk)is stored in a computer case, files and information are stored on the hard drive.SSD (solid-slate drive) can be seen as a an oversized USB memory stick. Like a memory stick, there are no moving parts, they hold information in microchips
Simple Explanation of a Hard Drive

Touch Screens

A screen you can control with your finger which will cause the computer to take action.
How Touchscreen works


A device or arrangement for observing, detecting or recording the operation of a machine or system, especially an automatic control system.

Optical Drive

Optical discs are made of millions of small dips and bimps, ‘optical’ refers to laser, which can "see" and read data on optical discs. These discs include CDs and DVDs. Optical drives have lasers that read the bumps and dips as ones and zeros, which the computer can understand.

CPU - central proccessing unit

The CPU is an acrontym for Central processing unit, it is part of the computer which is usually referred to "the brains" of the computer, it is also known as a processor.
What is a CPU?

RAM- Random-access memory

RAM is an acronym for Random-acess-memory, it is a type of computer memory that can be randomly accessed. It is the most common type memory found in computers and other devices such as a mobile, laptop etc. It is essential to a computer. A RAM is like our brain it holds information but only temporarily (tempory memory).
What is Random Access Memory (RAM)


A rigid slotted board upon which other boards that contain the basic circuitry of a computer or of a computer component can be mounted.
What is a motherboard?

Input/Output devices

Input: A device you can insert into a computer for data -used to enter data into computer. Output: Electronic equpiment that is connected to a computer and used to transfer data out of the computer in the form of text, images, sounds, or other media
Animated - Input and Output of Computers