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Nepal estimates its overall OLPC costs

Rabi Karmacharya runs OLE Nepal, the local team in charge of implementing the current project in Nepal (with 2100 children and teachers at 26 schools).  Today he posted an estimate of the total cost of their XO project -- $77 per child per year.Read the rest of this entry

Repair workshop this Saturday at OLPC HQ

This Saturday we're holding a repair workshop and presentation -- if you haven't torn down your XO and rebuilt it from the motherboard up, now's your chance to try on someone else's machine -- and to learn how to break down and rebuild one in under half an hour, with nothing but a Phillips screwdriver! We're holding a workshop Saturday through the early afternoon. RSVP if you're planning to come. The machines worked on will primarily be XO-1's, since those are still the machines most likely encountered in the field.Read the rest of this entry