Bootup Baltimore stopped by DHF HQ yesterday, bringing some donated computers (thanks!) and spending some time showing a few kids from our high school program what the process looks like for imaging a computer.
The guys from Bootup walked our students through the process of building an image and cloning hard drives using Clonezilla, a free and open source tool for disk imaging and cloning. Bootup also brought an open hard drive and talked about the physical mechanisms in a drive and how that works.
Some of the students had never opened up a computer before, and got to take a look at what all the components are and how they fit together: SATA cables and power cables and tiny labels on the motherboard.
We had a great discussion about modularity, upgrades, and building a box from scratch, as well as the potential for custom case mods. Be on the lookout for some sweet custom computer builders tinkering away in our space come January.