The CCC workshops are run using donated desktop computers. The hard drives have been wiped, with all data removed, but the computers are fully functional.
Because each brand and model of computer requires different methods and tools to take apart, there is a dedicated guide for each in the wiki.
The best way to learn to troubleshoot and solve problems is by fixing unexpected failures, so expect to break your computer, over and over again. Also you can expect some sabotage by your facilitators. You will spend two to three hours in each workshop, with five workshops in total.
When you finish the workshops (and your computer is working) you can take it home! We have a 100% success rate with all of our participants taking home a working, useful computer .
The Creative Community Computing (CCC) series can be run as individual workshops, or in a two day intensive. Workshops one and two will take up a whole day. You can use workshop three as homework, or complete workshops three, four and five on day two. There is also a resources section outlining how to upgrade your computer.
It's time to choose your workshop. For the pilot workshop series we will be using the HP8100 desktop computers.
If you'd like to learn more about the history of the CCC program, and some background on the project that lead to the creation of this resource, go to here