Hardware

Now that I’m learning Python, I’m curious where I can learn about hardware. Any web sites or online classes that people think are good?

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What can of hardware are you interested in? Do you mean you’d like to know how a network switch works? Or the USB protocol? Computer components?

Or do you mean more DIY hardware like how you could build a simple system with sensors at home that counts how many times you open your fridge?

Yes some place that explains the inner working of a computer from the micro chip and up.

Not sure exactly how in-depth you want to go on the subject but the way I learned a whole lot about computer hardware was by studying for (and passing :grinning:) the CompTIA A+ certificate. The certificate is split into 2 exams, the first being almost completely focused on computer hardware.

The exam covers the complete basics (what is a CPU) to the more complicated (what encryption does a 802.11ac wifi signal use). There’s loads of study material available. One free and very popular one is Professer Messer’s YouTube series.

Maybe have a look at some of those videos and see if it’s something you’d like to pursue further.

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Perhaps this article will help? https://www.lifewire.com/computer-hardware-2625895

Otherwise, how about this course on Computer Architecture? https://www.coursera.org/learn/comparch

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:+1: for the CompTIA suggestion. A+ is certainly a good introduction to computer hardware, and the cert is pretty well regarded in industry too. :slight_smile:

(Congrats on passing too, by the way! :partying_face:)

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