The PC & Electronics club invited students to its Tuesday meeting to attempt to build a PC out of recycled parts.
The club provides an environment for students to learn about computers and attempt various projects, including turning PCs into gaming computers and working with old processors.
Tuesday’s meeting was meant to teach students how PCs work, how to build one and the parts they require to operate.
Attendees were given the task of building a PC and once complete, they had to test whether the machine was functional and if it could run the 2001 game “Pearl Harbor.”
While attempting to construct their PCs, students received help from club President Philip Anlauf, a freshman computer science major. Anlauf helped attendees with issues as they arose and answered their questions.
Anlauf explained that the club aimed for the meeting to be a cost- and worry-free space for students to practice working with PCs.
“I wanted to give an environment where they didn’t have to worry about breaking any objects,” Anlauf said.
Students who attended tinkered with the PCs while getting the chance to expand their knowledge about the technology.
“I felt like I could learn about computers and I wasn’t scared about breaking my own computer,” computer science major Issac Sullivan said.