Logic Gates and CPU Architecture

Rooming & Equipment
Non-computer room.
Students will experiment with some simple transistor based electronics kits.
A set of tablets computers will be provided by Computerteacher to consolidate the theory.

This 2 hour workshop begins with a look at the building blocks of computer technology. A close up examination of valves, transistors and microprocessors sets the context for a look at the electronics behind our modern computer technology.

Students learn to build their own AND, OR & NOT logic gates using transistors. They discover the theory behind using logic gates to achieve simple computation such as binary arithmetic.

The workshop feature a demonstration of logic gates used to add two binary numbers together.

Logic simulator apps are then used to consolidate the theory