Educator Resources for Fax Machine

What's that thing at your doctor's office that looks like a telephone with a printer? They might be outdated technology, but fax machines are still pretty cool! You’ll learn what "fax" is short for, plus the nitty-gritty technology behind how faxes work. Discover the various components of fax machines, including the device that encodes documents into electronic signals, the converter that changes these signals into digital bits, and the modem that transmits them. Plus, you’ll see why fax machines can make those annoying beeping sounds! Press "play" to learn the fax — er, facts — about fax machines!