XO Giving/Crank

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How can one get a hand crank or yo yo?

(for myself I am getting one for use while backpacking far off the grid so it is essential.)

Will somebody please respond to this??? For some people this is the #1 factor in deciding to participate in the Give 1 Get 1 program.

The official yo-yo is not currently available, but according to the Potenco hand generator FAQ, they will eventually sell them commercially. If you need something before then, the laptop accepts a wide range of voltages (11V-18V usable, according to the hardware page) and there are other power solutions available online. Try searching the web for "portable solar power" or "crank generator". Also see Quozl's related answer on the Ask a question page. —Joe 10:58, 24 November 2007 (EST)
If this is seriously your #1 gating factor in participating in the Give 1 Get 1 program, then you've come to the wrong place. Human power in place of other existing energy supplies is only a peripheral problem for OLPC ... our main goal is to get a working and powered laptop into the hands of every kid. --Quozl 06:19, 4 December 2007 (EST)
For me it is not the #1 issue, but it is an innovative idea that I would like to try it out, plus it could be practical as well (say camping). It won't decide my participation but I'd be somewhat disappointed.