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ESP Biography

WEIMEN LI, Princeton Junior studying Electrical Engineering

Major: Electrical Engineering

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am junior year student at Princeton University studying Electrical Engineering. I first got into electronics through taking apart my parents' computers - I would unscrew the lid off the case of the computer and poke around the inside with a screwdriver, sometime while the computer was still on. Although I never got electrocuted, I did at break at least two of the machines, but eventually, I learned enough to completely assemble a computer using off-the-shelf components, and the knowledge I have is useful in understanding college-level computer architecture courses.

Past Classes

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Building Computers in Splash Spring 16
This course is about the practicals of assembling your own desktop computer, with components that you can purchase off popular retailers like Amazon or Newegg. We will go over the essential components of a desktop computer, including the motherboard, power supply, RAM, CPU, storage elements, and the case; we will then delve into how to select components that fit your budget and your requirements, including interfaces such and trade-offs between different variations of components. The presentation is technical, but students of any age can understand how to build computers - I built my first when I was 13.