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D-11 students build computers

Posted at 11:36 PM, Jan 08, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — Students in D-11 had the chance to build their own computers on Wednesday at Palmer High School.

The goal behind this project is to provide kids with some real-world experience while working with industry professionals.

Even though it looks overwhelming, building a computer is actually within reach for anyone who wants to do their research.

Jeremiah Johnson, who works with D11's Techology Support, says building a computer can be as simple as painting by numbers, and YouTube is an incredibly useful tool for folks to build their own computers at home.

This advanced class at Palmer High School is rebuilding older computers with the help of the disctricts IT workers. The goal is to provide the knowledge and experience for some students to take home.

"Knowing that I was able to do something that I never thought I would be able to do, just build something," said sophomore Daniel Davila.

After developing skills on the used computers, the kids will then test their metal on newer models.

The most important thing is establishing which core parts you will use, such as what kind of motherboard or CPU.

However, for these students, working in groups also helped teach them about teamwork, all while expanding their problem-solving skills.