How CD Burners Work - With the rise of MP3s, burning your own music CDs has never been so popular. Get in on the groove and learn to burn!
How Computer Keyboards Work - You use your keyboard every day, but did you know that even this simple device contains its own microprocessor? Learn why!
How Computer Mice Work - The mouse may just be the computer-user's best friend. Get inside this human-machine interface and see how it translates your movements into digital data!
How Computer Monitors Work - Chances are you're reading this on a computer monitor. Find out all about it, including dot pitch, refresh rates and the signals flowing along the VGA cable!
How Inkjet Printers Work - Inkjet printers shoot extremely small droplets of ink onto paper. Find out more about these fascinating machines!
How Joysticks Work - If you can't input, you can't play. Take a look inside the quintessential game controller and see how it has evolved over the years.
How Laser Printers Work - How can a laser beam draw and write on paper? It's really pretty amazing -- find out how laser printers use light and static electricity to print documents.
How LCDs Work - Liquid crystal displays are found in everything from digital watches to laptop computers. Learn about the science (a liquid crystal?) and technology behind LCDs!
How Parallel Ports Work - A parallel port connection is still the most common way to connect a printer to a PC, and it also gets used for lots of other things like zip drives and digital cameras. Learn how a parallel port connection works and where it came from!
How Scanners Work - Scanners are everywhere (think grocery store) but flatbed scanners are what most of us use at work and at home. Learn how scanners analyze and process images.
How SCSI Works - SCSI (pronounced "scuzzy") is an ultra-fast, high-power communications bus that connects up to 15 devices to your computer. Find out how this bus operates.
How Serial Ports Work - Serial ports have been an important I/O tool for decades. Learn how they work!
How Stereolithography (3-D Layering) Works - Stereolithography -- also known as 3-D printing -- is an amazing technology that allows you to build 3-D plastic prototypes almost as easily as you print something on a sheet of paper! Learn how stereolithography works, and enter the 3-D contest!
How Surge Protectors Work - Can surge protectors protect your computer and home entertainment system from voltage surges? Find out how they work and what you should look for when buying!
How USB Ports Work - The USB port has taken over as the preferred connection -- it's easy, it's fast and it supports up to 127 devices on a single machine. Learn about the Universal Serial Bus!
How Webcams Work - Webcams let you monitor your home, share live video with friends and show the world what's going on in your refrigerator. Learn how to set up your own, step by step.