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Welcome, Nikki!

Green and white machine.jpg

Welcome to the One Laptop per Child wiki. Please make yourself at home; read through the Table of Contents and FAQ, and take a look around. If you need a general wiki-tutorial, Wikieducator has some excellent ones.

Some possible pages of interest:

  • OS images for emulation - so you can install Sugar and get tinkering
  • OLPC_Human_Interface_Guidelines - for designing interfaces
  • Etoys - paint as a programming tool; I bet you could come up with some sweet stuff for this.
  • Game_development - we'll need testers for the tools soon; it's a good chance for you to learn how to program.
  • There's a huge need for explanatory graphics like this that can explain both the laptop technology (would you be interested in helping with documentation, possibly in comic book format?) and the organization of materials (the linked picture shows one proposal for the library) to people without relying heavily on written language. Let me know if you're interested.
  • Artwork_Common_Room - there's not much here yet; would you and Jessi be interested in helping us start an artists' community?
  • Choosing_image_formats - notes on uploading images to the wiki.

There's a lot to do, and it all depends on what you're interested in and how much time you have - take a look around and give me a ping, and we'll find a spot for you. Feel free to leave me a note on my talk page if you have further questions or need help finding your way around. -Mel

wiki art?

Hi! It's been some time I've been wanting (or dreaming) of some more graphical / visual elements in the wiki itself... like for example I just reworked the Template:Delete in that vein (compare to the old version) but just reused a local image (scavanged from Etoys).

So if you have time we could maybe think about the wiki art :) Maybe in line with the OLPC Human Interface Guidelines in mind? Cheers, --Xavi 14:29, 13 June 2007 (EDT)

Digital Painting?

Hi. Perhaps add a topic sentence to Digital Painting describing the intended contents of the page? Stumbling upon it, I was unsure. :) MitchellNCharity 10:32, 19 June 2007 (EDT)


There is now a Currency images and Talk:Currency images. Where to go from there... I'm not sure. Maybe put trimmed files on MitchellNCharity 00:34, 10 July 2007 (EDT)

mediawiki img upload tools

From SJ last night - here's the list in case you missed it.

Mchua 12:23, 15 July 2007 (EDT)

mediawiki upload tutorial

Rock. On. You should totally post this to the next Xoxo.

Re: Design request/Logo Request

Yep Yep, I would love to work on it! Let me know any missing details at--Delucks 18:56, 16 July 2007 (EDT)

I've only read your request on my talk page yesterday, I will start thinking/playing with this as well. Thanks for the offer! HoboPrimate 18:57, 20 July 2007 (EDT)

See my userpage for my idea for the logo. I've also sent the idea to Delucks. HoboPrimate 08:43, 1 August 2007 (EDT)

Welcoming committee!

see the wikipedia WC for some ideas... Sj talk 00:26, 17 July 2007 (EDT)

firefox bookmarks that serve as wiki shortcuts

Thought you might appreciate. Firefox wiki bookmarks Mchua 03:20, 17 July 2007 (EDT)

Drupal Dojo

Another possible inspiration for the volunteers frontpage / welcome wagon. We need to design an experience that's welcoming to newbies and they've done a remarkable job of it. google search should make all clear. Mchua 03:50, 17 July 2007 (EDT)

Web designers?

Do we have any volunteer web designers on the art team (or can we get one)? There are a number of wiki pages that could really use shininess - Summer of Content, for one. (The pages that we're using as public facing webpages that don't get edited very much, and/or are protected - not the ones that we really wiki away on.) Mchua 20:10, 26 July 2007 (EDT)


Ok so I can access the wiki again. I'll begin translating the JAM page that Mel suggested tomorrow (tonight for you). Wing 10:33, 28 July 2007 (EDT)


Remember to leave me a welcome message!

-Plee 00:00, 2 August 2007 (EDT)


I've got some things to review, but i don't know what to do with my review sheet... :^(

-Plee 14:11, 6 August 2007 (EDT)

translate icon

Help moderate, please? Talk:Localization#Translate_icon. Thanks! Mchua 05:49, 14 August 2007 (EDT)

...what peru?

I'm confused about your comment on Talk:Game Jam Boston June 2007 - merf? 21:16, 10 September 2007 (EDT)

task tracker

Ma'am, comments posted as requested, ma'am! Mchua 12:01, 18 October 2007 (EDT)


sure. wiki, irc, or 617 529 4266 any time tonight... Sj talk 17:14, 8 November 2007 (EST)

note that user:annegentle is replying to you on her talk page, not yours :) Sj talk

Anne here!

Hee. Here's what I was trying to tell you on my talk page. Thanks SJ for helping me out.

Nikki, thanks so much for offering to help with the artwork, it really will be a neat project. We could take rolling additions as time permitted, so your winter break idea is a good one. Mostly the goal is to avoid translation by cutting words and replacing with pictures, so your contributions would be saving work for others. Thanks! ~~~~

Cambridge Science Festival 2008

Cambridge Science Festival 2008 is just a stub for now (created a moment ago), but the ACM folks hope to bang it into a proposal over the next week or so. MitchellNCharity 22:22, 7 December 2007 (EST)

gryphus a knockin'

Anything I can do I want to do, my stumbling block is the tangle of this wiki. I gave a note to Anne and am replying to you (thanks for giving me some attention a couple of days hanging out on the IRC channels made it seem like there wasn't anything needed) I popped out a quick sketch of the laptop, and given the most minor of direction and where to post the files I'm happy pumping out content. Media:lappyAnatomy.jpg

Yeah if you could get me the photo of the c machine and point out any major design deferences I can get a fixed and labeled illustration to the user guide folks! Gryphus 18:23, 11 December 2007 (EST)

throw up a welcome page!

Say sth about what you're planning, what's done so far, and how people can get in touch with you... even if just through this talk page! Sj talk 15:36, 16 December 2007 (EST)

That's a fine name -- go for it. We're having a Sunday lunch gathering this weekend for people who want a little hands-on test of dealing with support and volunteer triage; will review the wiki pages you're building as well. If someone from Art could be on-hand then to field questions about getting support-gang related art/icons, that would be grand. --Sj talk to me 20:19, 20 December 2007 (EST)
Also, check out the participate page and let's make it shine. I'm linking to it from the sidebar right now, since we need something simple and colorful. But we should merge in better links and info, and keep it concisse. close coordination with the welcome page perhaps... or we could discuss /which/ keyword to link from the sidebar. You should also apply to be an admin if you're going to start mucking about with the wiki. --Sj talk to me 23:18, 24 December 2007 (EST)

Emulating the XO Page

Hello Nikki,

I'm Mitra, a student from the Illinois Math and Science Academy and I am currently doing an Intersession with Mel, as you may already know. As part of this Intersession I took the opportunity to improve OLPC's tutorial page on how to emulate the software on their own computer. I hope that you can take the time to look at it, and perhaps leave some comments. Thank You:

licensing comments - art community

see most recent edit at Talk:Community_building. I'm pretty sure we have this on Licensing or somewhere but propagating it across wiki pages == good. Should be online late tonight. Mchua 13:09, 12 January 2008 (EST)

Thanks for delivery diagram!

How_laptop_delivery_works is great, thank you!

Hobart 19:01, 17 January 2008 (EST)


We should do our own silkscreens, and have a silk screening party. A four or five color t-shirt could be done very inexpensively, and a a good party can make a few hundred in a day. This would be a good PR event, too, because it would give supporters and donors who are not technically inclined an avenue to participate.

We might even be able to get the blank t-shirts donated. We must have children's sizes!

wiki cleanup

Status page updated at Wiki cleanup - we should do a marathon some weekend. (And what's this I hear about tshirts?) Mchua 00:21, 23 January 2008 (EST)

lovely main page redesign

It is pretty! He also had some great thoughts about usability in general - planning on making this the Sunday after-meeting (mburns has also been in on this convo). Mchua 18:49, 25 January 2008 (EST)

T-shirt designs

Hi nlee, some time ago I did some graphics for a possible summer of content project, with feedback from mchua. They are at User:HoboPrimate/socon. I was thinking if something in there caught your (and others) fancy for a possible t-shirt design. I'm thinking on using the grassroots theme of the first graphic for a t-shirt for OLPC volunteers (and supporters). The SVG is there as well, so feel free to improve it, or to pass it around for others to improve :) . HoboPrimate 10:35, 27 January 2008 (EST)

Hi Nlee, I've update the page to include SVGs for almost all the pngs. There are 2 missing, which I have to hunt down on my harddisk!HoboPrimate 15:39, 29 January 2008 (EST)
Nlee, someone previously mentioned the idea of doing our own silkscreens. I think this could be a fun single-day event. Maybe folks might like to get together and plan/host such an event? --AuntiMame 13:11, 19 Feb 2008

art community recruit

See User:AuntiMame! --Sj talk 16:15, 10 February 2008 (EST)

University Chapter Jam Boston Ideas

Hey, just saw your request for project ideas on the SG list and thought you might want to look at this list which Simon from OLPC Austria came up a while ago. Some of these projects might have already been started since then so double-check before you re-invent the wheel... ;-)

Hope that helps, ChristophD 06:26, 13 February 2008 (EST)


You are now a proud holder of the mop-and-bucket. Please use them with care. --Sj talk 06:15, 14 February 2008 (EST)

Olin group email

Please add to the list; thx. --Sj talk 20:51, 17 February 2008 (EST)

fix participate colors

Hi Nikki,

If you want to change colors you think 'resonate' in a way that is 'mind-numbing' please create a style guide section before unilaterally changing a main sidebar community page :-) --Sj talk 17:38, 20 March 2008 (EDT)

sunday visiting

that would be great. do come! --Sj talk 19:04, 21 March 2008 (EDT)

Homework, Office Hours

Hi Nikki! I made a wiki account. Do we still have regular office hours? --EllenChisa talk 13:16, 30 March 2008 (EDT)

Repair Shop List

Nikki, I have a rough repair shop list. I'll send an invite to the doc to you after the meeting. --Xocolatl talk 17:57, 4 April 2008 (EDT)

repair center links

for you and chris and tank,

Mchua 11:17, 22 May 2008 (EDT)

Pickup line t-shirts

  • XOXO
  • Wanna mesh?
  • Let's do it for the children.

Definitely let me know when these t-shirts become available. ChristophD 23:41, 10 June 2008 (EDT)

Shirt designs for ethiopia!

Lost 'net connection most of the day yesterday. We were talking about a simple design with

OLPC Ethiopia

on a colorful background, ideally the stripes of the flag.

Some ideas for background:

The shirt with the green background is nice -- can you center the "OLPC Ethiopia" around the top? That would be a good quick thing to print out, on a banner or badge. Also, can you make the design on a white background, so it can be printed on a green shirt? --Sj talk 22:11, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

general icons

Hi Nikki, yeah, great challenge you gave me! I already have some initial sketches done on paper, and will mature them over the next days. The creative juices are flowing again :)))) - HoboPrimate 06:53, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

design gang proposal

I've posted a proposal for image upload file structure and categorization. OLPC:Design_gang/proposed_file_structure AuntiMame 14:39, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

MIT Museum Saturdays 1-4PM

Nikki, I'm (almost) always there. I've only missed 2 in the past 3 months... and as it turns out I'm not likely to be there this weekend (family commitment). But if folks from Olin want to come I can stop by the college and ferry folks to and from the event. AuntiMame 13:39, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi, NLee

   My name is Aziz Shirzay, volunteer at OLPC Support Gang. I was interested in to open one laptop and compute it back together. If you can help me with this one it would be great. Thanks. 


Aziz Shirzay

So where did you catalogue these 2 nice pics

I wanted to congratulate you with these 2 nice pics ! Image:nleexohospital.png and Image:nleexohospital.svg. I never noticed them in the Design Gang or any gallery. --SvenAERTS 06:30, 19 January 2013 (UTC)