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Raspberry Pi Foundation

How Computers Work: Demystifying Computation

Explore the fundamentals of computing: computer architecture, binary logic, data processing, circuits & more. Supported by Google

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore how transistors can act as digital switches and be combined to create logic gates
  • Produce truth tables for AND, NOT and OR gates, individually or combined
  • Explore how computers use binary arithmetic
  • Explore how logic gates can be combined to produce digital circuits that can perform a calculation
  • Investigate Von Neuman Architecture and the Fetch-Execute cycle