How Computers Work Videos

The following videos were created by, and are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. Showing these videos at the start of class (one per day) for a number of days can be a really nice way to start some conversations about the technology of the devices we use every day.

  • CS20-CS1 Explore the underlying technology of computing devices and the Internet, and their impacts on society.

Introducing How Computers Work

What Makes a Computer, a Computer?

Binary and Data

Circuits and Logic

CPU, Memory, Input and Output

Hardware and Software

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