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Full circle

Submitted by sverma on Sun, 2012-09-09 21:35

I met Prof. Barry Levine at an event hosted by the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement at San Francisco State University. It was mid-December 2009. He was planning a trip to Armenia, where he runs a program at the American University of Armenia. A couple of conversations later, he agreed to work on some aspect of OLPC with his team there.

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!

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.

Many roads lead to the Library

Submitted by sverma on Thu, 2012-03-29 10:09

Many deployments use a school server. Some use the official OLPC XS, while others use homegrown boxes to serve content, updates, etc. The official OLPC XS School Server (currently at version 0.7) uses Moodle as its backbone. Even server admin scripts are hooked into the Moodle interface to run backups, manage theft deterrence and push updates.



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