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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.

 

Digital divide game

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 2012-01-28 19:48

The California Association of Independent Schools (http://caisca.org) has a series of events as part of its professional development program. I will be at one of their events representing OLPC San Francisco and the the OLPC project in general. From their site:

 

 
Technology Professional Day

February 15, 2012 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
 

OLPC SF Community Summit 2011 - Thank you!

Submitted by sverma on Sun, 2011-11-13 14:31

Hello everybody!

The community summit is finally over. I think Tuukka Hastrup was the last of the attendees (he stayed back for "Books in Browsers" event) and I saw him off at the BART station on Monday, so its finally over :-) I hope you all have arrived back at your homes safely. Thank you all for coming. This event happens because you attend. This event *is* you, and we are all very happy to be able to host it.

At the OLPC Community Summit San Francisco

Submitted by julierb on Sat, 2011-10-22 12:32

The OLPC Community Summit started off Friday night with a Greet and Meet at San Francisco State University's Downtown  Campus. The attendees gathered from numerous countries including the US, Haiti, Philipines, Belgium, France and more! Carol Silver, who leads the Afghanistan project, welcomed all the attendees and shares with them the Proclamation that October 22nd as One Laptop Per Child Day in San Francsico!

Poster contest

Submitted by sverma on Wed, 2011-10-12 16:30

Many small deployments go unheard and unnoticed, but every single laptop out there counts. Each laptop is a potential beacon of learning. To that end, Bruce Baikie of Green WiFi is running a poster contest at the upcoming OLPC San Francisco Community Summit 2011. Take a look at the page, and submit a poster about your project or deployment. Use the provided templates or make your own.

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