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  • 1. Xo 1.5 preview and Australian OLPC Deployments
    Aimee MareeForsstrom
  • 2. OLPC - Australia The Mission!
    Mission Statement: To improve the lives of children living in rural and remote Australia by providing them with a purpose-built educational tool that is rugged, low-cost, low-power and connected - the XO laptop.
    Focus on communities with a Socio-Economic Index below national average of 1000
  • 3. OLPC - AustraliaHow OLPC achieve their mission?
    Deployed over 2500 XO laptops to 40 remote communities
    Involvement of Department of Education in each State and Territory
    Inclusion in the Educational curriculum in each State and Territory
  • 4. Closing the Gap
    Local Involvement
    Questions
  • 5. OLPC - AustraliaEducation Project
    Involvement of local teachers and community elders
    Providing an online educational portal for teachers to be certified on using the Xo in classrooms
    Local training and skill share for each deployment
  • 6. Closing the Gap
    Education
    Questions
  • 7. What's an Xo?
    Laptop designed for children
    Designed for rugged environments
    Educational tool
    Low cost
  • 8. Xo 1.5 The Software
    Fedora Spin – Sugar
    Sugar learning platform
    Sugar Activities
    Python 2.6
    PyGTK
    GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 4.4.1
    Xo 1.5 and beyond – GNOME 2.26.3
  • 9. Xo 1.5 The Hardware
    Rubber membrane keyboard and touchpad
    Flash drive (1024MB NAND flash)
    AMD Geode LX processor (integrated graphics processor) 1.3W at 433MHz
    7.5-inch dual-mode thin film transistor (TFT) display
    640x480 resolution video camera
    Analog stereo sound chip802.11b/g compatible wireless Ethernet Marvel chipset
    Battery between16.5 and 22 watt-hours of operation
    Other power sources such as solar panels, car batteries
  • 10. Closing the Gap
    Questions