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Vexmen Team 80N TI challenge


Entry ID #: 1933
Created: Wed, Dec 9, 2015 7:00 PM

 Vexmen Team 80N Texas Instruments Vex Online Challenge             Our team, 80N, took part in the Vex EDR Texas Instruments Challenge over the 2015 summer. We took apart an HP pavilion DV7 laptop, because we wanted to explore a device with many parts. We thought we could learn even more than we would with a smaller device, like a phone. Throughout this challenge we learned about where many parts can be found, such as a processor, fan, battery, and many more. When we took apart the laptop, we found many important components; including, but not limited to, the CPU, the ram, and the hard drive. The CPU (Computer Processing Unit) is the brain of the computer. A CPU is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output to make the computer process the information . The ram (random access memory) is a component that allows data items to be accessed in almost the same amount of time irrespective of the physical location of data inside the memory. This computer contained 4 gigs of ram but had the capacity to hold 16 gigs. The hard drive is the data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information.  This computer’s hard disk drive had 320GB of storage capacity.  All of these components work to make the computer a useful tool. There were very few Texas Instruments (TI) components found in this computer and none were main components.  The only TI parts were small parts on the mother board. Our team learned how the hard drive, ram, and the CPU make the computer work. We figured what components there were and where these components are found in the computer.   Computer Processor           Hard Drive        


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