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In this post we will investigate the different components needed to set up a network. We will investigate their purpose and how all the devices are connected together to create a basic network diagram/design. Your task will then to design…

In the following set of challenges, you will use a trace table to workout the secret code of the following six padlocks. Before attempting this challenge, you may want to find out mode about the use of trace tables when…

A trace table is a technique used to test an algorithm and predict step by step how the computer will run the algorithm. It can be used to understand or predict what an algorithm is doing and to identify potential…

Did you know? The Fibonacci Sequence is the series of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 … where the next number is found by adding up the two numbers just before it. The first…

In this hardware contest, you will be presented with two computers at a time (desktops or laptops). Your task is to compare the technical specifications of both computers and discuss and justify which computer seems to have the highest specifications.…

LMC simulators are based on the Little Man Computer (LMC) model of a computer, created by Dr. Stuart Madnick in 1965. The LMC simulator is generally used to for educational purposes, because it models a simple Von Neumann architecture computer…

The aim of this challenge is to write a computer program that will take two whole numbers (integers) as input and output the result of multiplying these two numbers together. However, to make this task more challenging, you have to…

A school teacher is organising a school trip for the whole year group. He expects between 250 and 350 students to attend this trip. To estimate the cost of the trip, the school teacher has contacted a coach company to…

Every day asteroids are passing close to planet Earth. Their trajectory is closely monitored by NASA as some of these could potentially pose a threat to our planet. In this python challenge we are going to use the NeoWs API…

International maritime signal flags are various flags used to communicate with ships. The purpose of the International Code of Signals is to provide ways and means of communication in situations related essentially to safety of navigation. The code uses a…