May 24, 2016

The Big Day

The Big Day finally arrived. Gavin and his friends, Collin and Andrew, set aside this past Sunday as "Build Day". After a year of working and saving every penny, Gavin finally earned enough to purchase all the parts necessary to achieve his dream of building his own computer. Excitement was in the air (as well as a lot of boxes, trash, plastic and screws). The kitchen island was deemed the build site. They never even noticed me and my little playskool camera. They were knee deep in this venture from 10am to 4pm. There was ALOT of problem solving going on around this island all day long. I'm amazed and impressed with how they stuck with it and pushed through some of the problems. There were no temper tantrums, melt-downs, or cussing. Like I said, impressive! There was only one Best Buy run due to a broken part. These boys amazed me. After a whole day of problem solving and building, Gavin decided once and for all that he prefers to program and build code over actual physical engineering and building machines. This was not his forte and was so thankful for his friends' help. He said many times he could never have done this on his own. 

Admiring the motherboard


Installing the motherboard

Figuring out what to do with the gaggle of wires

Andrew hugging the case (actually, he's trying to something important, not sure what)

Installing the graphics card holder thingy (I think)

Checking to see if it works

The boys taking an ice cream and shoot the bow and arrow break

The new computer in it's final resting place with it's happy owner.

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