CURRICULUM GUIDE / PHASE 1 / VOCABULARY
Phase 1 - What is a Computer?
Learn some of the basics of the vocabulary we'll be using throughout this phase using the table and then test yourself using the flashcards.
- a photographic print in white on a bright blue ground (or blue on a white background) used for copying maps, mechanical drawings, and architects' plans
a flexible wiring board that lets us connect components to the Raspberry Pi and containing lots of holes where wires and electronic components can be inserted.
basic electronic components to momentarily close circuits and provide user input control (often by pushing on them).
- Computer Base
- an enclosure to physically mount and contain all of the components of a computer.
- Computer Mouse
- an input device that is used with a personal computer. Moving a mouse along a flat surface can move the on-screen cursor to different items on the screen. Items can be moved or selected by pressing the mouse buttons (called clicking).
- Computer Screen or Display
- a flat surface on which a picture or series of pictures is projected or reflected.; the surface on which the image appears in an electronic display (as in a television set, radar receiver, or computer terminal)
- a programmable, usually electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data
- GPIO Pins (General Purpose Input Output)
- a programmable interface that connects almost anything (such as buttons and LEDs) to the Raspberry Pi.
- HDMI Cable: (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
- a audio/video cable for transmitting video and digital audio data from a source device such as a computer, set top box, or DVD player, to a display device such as a TV, monitor, or screen.
- what is put in, taken in, or operated on by a computer or system. Also a device which enables putting information into a computer, or operation of the computer.
- an itemized list of goods on hand with a count of how many are available.
- what is taken out, or has been produced a computer or system. A place where power or information leaves a system. Also a device which displays, prints, or provides a method to retrieve information from a computer.
- a metal projection from the Raspberry Pi board that makes an electrical connection with a wire, socket or another part of a circuit. Pins provide a method of controlling external devices by connecting them to the integrated circuit (or chip) on the board.
- the computer that prepares kids for a lifetime of building technology.
- Piper Storage Box
- an enclosure for storing the electronic parts that are used for Piper electronics projects.
- Power Bank Cable
- an electrical cable, an assembly of one or more electrical conductors with a protective cover, used for transmission of electrical power.
- Raspberry Pi
- a low cost microcomputer with all components on one board. Together with Raspbian, a special operating system, Raspberry Pi is a full blown computer.
- SD Card
- a memory card that stores data, programs, and operating systems for use in portable devices.
- identifying a series of steps for a task
- a device that converts audio signals into the equivalent air vibrations in order to make audible sound.
- basic electronic components that provide on/off method to close circuits.
- USB Cable
- a Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a common interface that enables communication between devices and a computer. It connects peripheral devices such as cameras, mice, keyboards, printers, media devices, hard drives and flash drives.