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[aprssig] Re: now, 1.5 Lptops Per Child : power options?

Kurt Freiberger kurt at badgers-hill.net
Mon Dec 31 19:01:33 UTC 2007


Somewhere there's an African village that charges batteries with a 
generator connected to a kids' playground merry-go-round.  That's a neat 
harness of resources!

73/Kurt


Chris Kantarjiev wrote:
>>> What alternative power options are being 
>>> provided with the OLPCs? 
>>> Hand crank? Solar panel? foot pedal? 
>> Only a universal wall-wart.  
> 
> That's for the G1G1 XOs being delivered to the US. Other parts of
> the world are getting hand cranks and/or pull strings. The solar
> panels are becoming available. 
> 
> There's a group in India working on a "cow power" charging station
> that should eventually be able to charge 10 XOs at a time.
> 
> 73 de chris K6DBG
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