How Computers Work: Demystifying Computation

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Available now till 2024-09-06
12.00 Educational Hours
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On this course, you’ll gain an understanding of how computers work at a fundamental level.

You'll explore system architecture, along with how computers use binary and logic. Once you’ve examined the von Neumann model of computer architecture and the Fetch-Execute cycle, you'll learn to build a range of simple circuits for maths, and then simulate various logic gates.

Ultimately you’ll complete the course with an understanding of the processes that underpin every modern computer – from supercomputers to smartphones, and everything in between.


Marc Scott
Marc Scott

Marc is a seasoned educator with 15 years of experience in the fields of Science, Computer Science, and Engineering.

Currently, he holds a pivotal role in the Raspberry Pi Foundation, where he manages the creation of informal education content. His focus lies on nurturing the talents of club members, home learners, and enthusiastic hobbyists, helping them explore the fascinating world of technology.

Marc's true passion lies in physical computing, the art of merging computers with electronics, and crafts. With his team's expertise, they guide learners on exciting adventures, discovering the limitless possibilities that arise from this unique intersection.