School in a box

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School in a Box

Laptops, peripherals, and other materials...

Challenge: 2 luggages. 50 pounds max apiece; 62 linear inches. 40 kids, 1 teacher, 1 XO per child. What else?


We are working on this at the Grassroots Jam. See /Saturday and /Sunday for Jam notes.


Contents

Current status

Items have been secured, and are being played with to make how-to guides.

Restrictions

  • 2 bags
  • 62 linear inches each
  • 50 lbs each
  • costs less than $1k total (including containers & 2 XOs). Ideally, half that.

Goals

  • Provide course materials for XO-based activities
  • Provide hardware to support materials
  • Provide tools to support hardware

Contents

Real contents

Items that are physically in our PIAB prototype now.

  • OLPC stickers
  • XO buttons
  • A USB-power analog sensor kit (with temperature sensor)
  • Multimeter & ammeter
  • Tinkertoys (in can)
  • Speakers (no external power needed)
  • Telescope + tripod
  • Hat
  • Inflatable beach ball w/ globe
  • soldering tools - include...
    • various colored wire spools
    • extra tip chisel/conical
    • hemostat
    • tweezer
    • safety goggles
    • heat sink
    • helping hands - includes magnifier
  • construction paper
  • markers
  • scissors
  • rulers
  • tacky glue
  • sketch pad
  • push pins
  • packing tape
  • duct tape
  • scotch tape
  • gummy candies
  • various electronic components
    • resistors
    • capacitors
    • leds
    • switches
    • semiconductors
      • motor driver
      • volt regulators
      • diode
      • transistor
      • photo cell
      • thermistor
      • phototransistor
    • misc
      • pot 10K
      • DC motor
      • breadboard
      • servo

Pseudoreal and wanted contents

Equipment we made mock prototypes of and would have (for real) in a production PIAB kit.

To do

  • Follow up on where the prototypes produced should go.
  • Get pictures from the Jam up
  • Get notes from the "how to use it" booklet on the wiki
  • Talk with XO-accessory stores about turning it into a product
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