How Do Computers Work?: New Video Series Explains the Inner Workings of the Device You Use Every Day

How do com­put­ers work? Yes, that appli­ance you use every day? To help answer the ques­tion, (a non-prof­it ded­i­cat­ed to expand­ing access to com­put­er sci­ence) has put togeth­er a col­lec­tion of primers that explain some of the oft-dis­cussed com­po­nents of computers–circuits, mem­o­ry, CPU, etc. And how they all fit togeth­er.

The first video starts off with an intro­duc­tion by Bill Gates. Watch the remain­ing five videos (each about five min­utes long) just by let­ting the playlist run above. Or see this video col­lec­tion on YouTube.

h/t Paul

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Free Online Com­put­er Sci­ence Cours­es

Learn to Code with Harvard’s Pop­u­lar Intro to Com­put­er Sci­ence Course: The 2016 Edi­tion

Free Text­books: Com­put­er Sci­ence

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

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