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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

Robotics platform - similar to Mindstorms (perhaps simpler). Module connects to XO through USB.


Keyboard light

Something which can clip onto the somewhere below the XO screen and help illuminate the XO keyboard. --Arjs 09:14, 20 October 2007 (EDT)

Joystick

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)

Printer

(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.

--Kjcole 10:43, 28 December 2007 (EST)

Pictures

Would be very helpful on this page.

--Bjordan 02:28, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

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