Motoman was one of the projects done by former MIT Media Lab student Rich Fletcher and his colleagues at First Mile Solutions—an outgrowth of work Rich was doing at the Media Lab as part of the Digital Nations program. It is of the same lineage as OLPC. Walter 18:03, 1 June 2006 (EDT)
It might be easier for the driver swap USB flash drives when he passes the schools. Both email and bulk data can be exchanged, and you don't need the complexity and reliability problems of having a motorcycle based computer. tef
- There should be a way to flash a USB drive for this purpose. Make a standard store and forward database, that can plug and play. A USB drive comes in on motorcycle, is plugged into ANY XO and it is forwarded over the mesh automatically. Is this possible with the existing software? Specialization is for Insects 15:00, 10 October 2007 (EDT)
- In reply to 'Is this possible with the existing software?' above - see the Sneakernet page, an idea for an inter-school email/file-transfer system using USB Flash Drives. It sets out a manual scheme and suggests the development of software to automate the routing of emails. --Ricardo 17:10, 16 October 2007 (EDT)
The worlwide amateur radio/ham radio data network (aka packet radio) knows already a store-and-forward mechanism. Especially over part-time links as satellites, interrupted radio links and so on. Why not have a look at these techniques and adapt them ?