Computer Club Mission: "My mission is to provide students with a better understanding of how computers work, why they work that way, and how to think critically by providing projects and exercises, teaching patience and understanding, and encouraging curiosity and exploration. The skills learned here will not apply only to the IT field, but to everyday life."
District Network Administrator
Students can join computer club simply by filling out this form to show their interest and/or by showing up to meetings.
Meetings this year are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at the OHS computer room (A12).
Server Hardware Section
Discussion and research assignment
Initial Setup installing proxmox on our club server
Introduction to computer architecture
How a Windows standard filesystem is laid out
How a Windows command line works
Set up our Windows server
Decide on a Linux Distribution - Everyone will use the same distro so that they can help each other troubleshoot
How a Linux command line system works
Set up our Linux servers
Computer Programming in Python and C++
Create a Dice rolling program in python and other languages
Discuss and build other programming projects
Students select their own projects to create or contribute to
Introduction to Web Programming
Introduction to Network Communications
Create the new Computer Club Website
Create Arcade Machines
A two player arcade cabinet
woodworking and artistry are involved here for installing the components and making it look nice
we have to design and 3d print some mounting hardware for the screens - CAD design skills are useful here
and of course, we need to set up a computer to run all of the games we'll be emulating.
optionally, we'll set up a coin slot and use the machine as a computer club fundraiser
A music-rhythm arcade cabinet
We'll be tricking this one out with speakers to play things loud and proud!
We'll also be making a dance-pad for pump-it-up and/or Dance Dance Revolution games.
There are several old guitar hero controllers that need transformed into USB controllers for Frets on Fire or other music games
We need to 3d print a screen mount for this one as well
And again, we get to decorate the cabinet however we want!
Introduction to LAN technologies and management
Setup a small LAN with your laptops
Setup a Game Server
LAN Party - Multiple Video Games Play Day (invite your friends, Bring Your Own Laptop/Computer Rig)