Updated XO software: “180py”
XO-3 is a stunning touchscreen tablet device that has been scheduled to release on 2010 for the One Laptop Per Child project by Yves Behar. This innovative $75 tablet features an all plastic, extremely durable and semi-flexible body that eliminates the possibility of being cracked upon impact like the traditional glass screens. Like previous XO, the screen of XO-3 can also be optimized in both reflective and transmissive modes depending on indoor and outdoor lightingsituations. To make it serve its purpose effectively, the XO-3 is packed with kid’s learning tools such as horizontal book mode and portrait reading mode for convenient reading, multi-touch feature allows play and learn by using bare hands, a full-touch keyboard, a back facing camera, and many more.
This design looks like a stretch but that’s what people said about the plan to build the first XO. It’s funny that now the design looks iPad-like, though I think this concept was originally released prior to the current hoopla. Wonder what the OS interface will look like. Sticking with Sugar or or going in a different direction?
Pedal-Powered OLPC Tested in Afghanistan: Free Power (and Killer Calves) For All
- OLPC’s Give One Get One initiative has delivered around 11,000 XO-1 laptops to Afghanistan schools alone. But power is a problem when you get off the grid, so the team there has had to think outside the box.
- They’ve developed this prototype human powered machine that can charge an XO-1 laptop while in use, and it’s easy enough for most 3rd graders to pedal. The OLPC Freeplay hand crank is connected to pedals underneath, and no backup battery is required.
Sweet nonsense omelet -
Ivan Krstić responds to Negropnte’s criticism of Sugar.
A laptop for every poor child : Insight -
Interview with Negroponte on the achievements and pitfalls associated with the OLPC program. Points out how the OLPC movement created demand for a netbook market.
OLPC 2.0: After Layoffs, One Laptop Foundation Reboots With New Focus and Big Plans
On November 17th, this year's Give One, Get One campaign will launch on Amazon.