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Building a new PC

This Saturday we’ll be taking learning the basics of building a machine from scratch. We’ll first be taking a machine apart to see what makes it tick, then putting it together again and installing a brand new installation of Linux on it. Lots of learning points in this session from the hardware that makes up a modern computer, differences between servers, desktops and single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi, all the way to seeing how Linux is installed and what it can be used for. We’ll be dedicating 2 hrs to this activity and will be using the lecture room for this.

Besides this there will be lots of other activities at Code Club, from 3D printing, to robotics, to VR, drones, IOT and of course, Minecraft. The MICTA Lounge, Code Bus and our other facilities will be available for learning and exploration.

The things you need to know for the following week:

  1. Manx LitFest has a talk with Cara Ellison from ‘Embed with Games’ fame on the 1st October. We have free tickets for Code Club members. Please get in touch if you want one of these. More details on the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/316679185390472/
  2. October 1st also marks the start of our new Scratch course at 4:00pm. Please drop me a line if you want to join
  3. We’re still looking for more people to join our CyberSecurity challenge this year. If you’re aged between 12 and 18 and would like to learn more about cybersecurity, please drop me a line.

Lots of exciting stuff, so come join us

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