Computer Hardware: Building a Computer. Plans and resources for a project to build understanding of computer specifications by learning to build your own computer system: looks at what's inside the case, peripheral devices and operating systems. Aimed at KS3 but could adapt for KS2. (from TES).
Building a computer from scratch gives you the perfect machine for your needs, but it can be daunting the first time around. Here's our complete guide, from picking the parts, to putting it together and installing your OS.