Component Purpose Properties Picture
Monitor The purpose of a computer monitor is to display text and graphics produced by computer programs and to provide a visual interface for computer users. It can be connected to the computer by HDMI or other proprietary connectors and signals.
Microphone This is an instrument for converting sound waves into electrical energy variations, which may then be amplified, transmitted, or recorded. An important characteristic of a microphone is the output impedance. This is a measurement of the AC resistance looking back into the microphone.
Printer The purpose of a printer is to use typed text and graphic images from a computer and transfer it to paper. A property of a printer is the Ink cartridge drawer
Flash Drive USB flash drives are often used for storage, data back-up and transfer of computer files. A property is the NAND flash memory chip that stores data
VGA Port THey are used to transfer analog video signals from one machine to another using VGA cables. LAN is a computer network that spans a relatively small area.
Stylus This is a small pen-shaped instrument that is used to input commands to a computer screen, mobile device or graphics tablet. A stylus contains circuitry (powered by battery or operating passively by change of inductance), inorder to allow multi-function buttons on the barrel of the pen or stylus to transmit actions to a tablet.
MIDI controller This is any hardware or software that generates and transmits Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) data to electronic or digital MIDI-enabled devices that triggers sounds and controls parameter of an electronic music performance. A property is the Pitch-to-MIDI converters which includes guitar/synthesizers analyze a pitch and convert it into a MIDI signal.
Cat-5 (or Cat-6) Cable This is a standardized twisted pair cable for Ethernet and other network physical layers that is backward compatible with the Category 5/5e and Category 3 cable standards. Cat 6 patch cables are normally terminated in 8P8C modular connectors.
Thunderbolt This is allows the connection of external peripherals to a computer. The Thunderbolt was originally made as optical technology. However Intel switched to electrical connections to reduce costs and to supply up to 10 watts of power to connected devices
Firewire Port (800) This is allows the connection of external peripherals to a computer. The Thunderbolt was originally made as optical technology. However Intel switched to electrical connections to reduce costs and to supply up to 10 watts of power to connected devices
DisplayPort This is primarily used to connect a video source to a display device although it can also be used to carry audio, USB, and other forms of data You can get adaptors to go from Display Port to HDMI without any significant video loss.
Lightning Port This is a proprietary computer bus and power connector created by Apple Inc. The Lightning connector can be inserted either face up or face down