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OLPC SF Community Summit 2012 - Call for proposals now open

Submitted by sverma on Tue, 2012-08-14 01:15

Call for proposals for OLPC San Francisco Community Summit 2012 is now open. Sessions will be on Saturday, Oct 20 and Sunday, Oct 21 2012.

Keep in mind that we are looking for workshop-style sessions, and not just slide presentations. The goal of the sessions is to present information and to work on problems. Think of other people who may be interested in working with you. Talk to them and put them on your proposals. Think constructive, not just instructive!

Let the ideas flow!

Many thousand words

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 2012-07-28 23:01

A picture is indeed worth a thousand words...and more.

We put together this coffee table book with 38 pictures from around the world. Only two copies were printed. These were raffled off and were won by Samuel J Klein and Terri Bucci. I saw SJ's copy in the Cambridge office. I hope Terri is enjoying hers.

We be crankin'

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 2012-05-05 12:00

Here are two observations:

  1. If you've ever used the OLPC crank charger, you'll know that while it works as advertised, it takes a lot of cranking. The charger would work better if it could be attached to a wheel. Then, you could rotate it by fitting it on to a bicycle, a sewing machine, etc. To that end, I took apart the handle and saw that one could easily fit a small wheel on to the shaft.

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