Links to TeamWiki
http://laptop.org/teamwiki/index.php/Team:Peripherals#Power_Ideas_-_Progress_Table require access to TeamWiki... so there's very little value for the community to link there. --Xavi 18:20, 11 October 2007 (EDT)
- The page has been updated accordingly. --Josh 00:54, 11 November 2007 (GMT)
Physical interface for musical instruments
Simple touch switches to control tempo in TamTam, light sensor based musical input.
- TamTam could do without the tempo. When I was in school, our band did just fine without tempo adjustments on the instruments. (to go much faster, give the drummer a dozen cups of expresso) Eliminating the pre-made (inflexible) beat from TamTam would simplify the user interface. Kids can do the percussion themselves; it's a nice skill to learn and it encourages teamwork. AlbertCahalan 12:42, 20 October 2007 (EDT)
- Interesting, so we can have physical interfaces to generate the tempo. (rather than control it) --Arjs 12:57, 20 October 2007 (EDT)
Robotics platform - similar to Mindstorms (perhaps simpler). Module connects to XO through USB.
Something which can clip onto the somewhere below the XO screen and help illuminate the XO keyboard. --Arjs 09:14, 20 October 2007 (EDT)
It might be useful to have a joystick peripheral that maps to the mouse or the "game controller" directional pad/buttons. Several people on the Talk:Accessibility page suggest that the XO may be useful for disabled students, and these students may find it easier to manipulate a joystick instead of the keyboard/mouse. —Joe 18:48, 28 October 2007 (EDT)
(Que) Will a USB pinter work with this laptop?
(Ans) Potentially yes, but some software would need to be modified (This will be moved to the discussion page in a few days) JoshSeal 16:08, 22 November 2007 (EST)
(Que) What about interfacing to the millions of cheap, and currently available printers (HP, Canon, Lexmark, etc)?
Bicycle generator hubs
Since I'm a newcomer here, and don't yet know the internal etiquette/OLPC culture on this wiki, I didn't want to post to the article page, but it occurs to me that some of the generator hubs and flywheels might offer some interesting powering possibilities whether attached to a bicycle or not.
- And the truly awfully designed web site: http://www.hoffmanbikes.com/HB08_PRE/PUB_HB08_PRE.htm (scroll to the bottom for the hubs and wheels)
--Kjcole 10:43, 28 December 2007 (EST)
Would be very helpful on this page.
--Bjordan 02:28, 20 July 2008 (UTC)