how to make the personal area network (PAN) working model – computer network project

Creating a personal area network (PAN) working model with cardboard and color paper is a fun and creative way to understand how devices communicate wirelessly.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to building your PAN model:

Materials Needed:

  • Cardboard
  • Color paper (various colors)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • LED lights
  • Wires
  • Batteries (for LED lights)

Devices to Represent:

  • Laptop
  • Desktop
  • Printer
  • Wireless phone
  • Mobile
  • Mouse

Step by Step Video Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Devices:
    • Cut out shapes from cardboard to represent each device. For example, a rectangle for the laptop, a larger rectangle for the desktop, a square for the printer, a smaller rectangle for the wireless phone, a rectangular shape for the mobile, and a small oval for the mouse.
    • Use color paper to cover each cardboard shape to represent the color of each device (e.g., black for the laptop, white for the desktop, gray for the printer, etc.).
    • Write the name of each device on its respective shape.
  2. Create LED Lights for Network Representation:
    • Attach LED lights to represent the network connections between devices.
    • Cut out small circles from cardboard and color them to represent LED lights.
    • Connect the LEDs with wires, leaving some length for connecting them to the devices.
    • Use batteries to power the LEDs. Connect the positive (red) and negative (black) terminals of each LED with wires to the positive and negative terminals of the batteries.
  3. Connect the Devices:
    • Arrange the devices on a flat surface in the desired configuration (e.g., laptop next to desktop, printer beside the desktop, wireless phone and mobile nearby, and the mouse near the laptop).
    • Use color paper to create small arrows indicating the direction of data transfer between devices.
    • Connect the LEDs with wires to show the network connections between the devices. For example:
      • Connect the laptop to the desktop with an LED wire.
      • Connect the desktop to the printer.
      • Connect the wireless phone and mobile to the desktop.
      • Connect the mouse to the laptop.
      • Use different colors for each LED wire to represent different types of connections (e.g., blue for Bluetooth, green for Wi-Fi, etc.).
  4. Test the Model:
    • Ensure all LEDs are connected properly and are lighting up.
    • Move the devices closer or farther apart to simulate the range of a PAN.
    • Test the connections by pretending to transfer data between devices (e.g., printing a document from the laptop to the printer, sending a file from the mobile to the desktop, etc.).
  5. Display and Explanation:
    • Once the model is complete and tested, display it in the classroom or at home.
    • Provide an explanation of each device and its role in the PAN, as well as how they communicate wirelessly using different technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.

This model will not only help in understanding the concept of a PAN but also make learning fun and engaging!

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