Technology Dissection

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Your assignment is to diagram the parts of your assigned electronic items and describe how they work by researching them on

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Describe how a CRT or Cathode Ray Tube works. Also: Audio amplifier, electro-magnets, composite video signal.
Describe how the laser & lens system works. Also: drive system, tracking system, or DVD layers <<>>
Write about PC hard drives., central processing units (CPUs), motherboards, power supplies, CD/DVD drives, etc.
Rotating head drum, audio head, video tape recording, audio tape recording, capstan motors, etc.
Audio tape, electromagnets/heads, capstan rollers, etc.
Largest collection of free MP3s to play or download, free MP3 software
LCD Liquid Crystal Display, microphone, speaker, microprocessor, circuit board.2G network, 3G network.

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