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This project seemed really cool at first, but then became fairly frustrating. Finding where the chips was made was really difficult for our group until we found a Wikipedia page of semiconductor manufacturing places for various companies. We also had no idea what the codes on the chips meant and were only able to productively use them to our advantage by trial and error googling. Some of us definitely had more luck than others, and once one of us found a site or trick to finding the parts, we shared them with the rest of the group. As far as making the site, I was honestly a little worried when we began using Omeka since in another class I took it caused other groups problems, but thankfully for us, neither Omeka nor Neatline were troublesome and were straightforward. Overall, we learned that the hardware for different technologies really does come from all over the globe and that they are typically products of multiple companies even if they are sold under one name.