Group plans to beam free Internet across the globe from space By Eric W. DolanThursday, February 10, 2011 14:32 EDT The charity group A Human Right said it was planning to purchase a satellite that would provide free basic Internet access to developing countries around the world. The group, which was founded by 25-year-old Kosta Grammatis, is currently raising money to buy the TerreStar-1, the largest commercial communications satellite ever built.
Developers/Stack From OLPC PreviousNext There are a number of approaches (software stacks) to develop software for the OLPC environment. The stack you choose will strongly influence what type of setup you need and what your actual development process will look like. See also Software components for another discussion of the software installed on the OLPC. The normal OLPC Operating stack looks like this: 80 Million Tiny Images You have submitted 0 labels. Visual dictionary: Visualization of 53,464 english nouns arranged by meaning. Each tile shows the average color of the images that correspond to each term. Visual dictionary
a child's right We are thrilled to announce that, as of October 10, 2012, A Child’s Right is operating under a new name: Splash. We want to assure you that, even though our name is different, nothing about who we are or what we do is changing. Our mission, values, core work model, partners, staff, and plans for future growth remain the same. Why Splash? Education - Stanford University: ME 310 Project The SolutionThe design process for the laptop started with deciding which hardware to use. Then the team began designing a case to enclose the hardware, which would be simple and easy to disassemble. For this, it turned to 3D modeling software with Autodesk Inventor. "We created 3D shapes to represent the hardware we had to design around," explains Aaron Engel-Hall, a Stanford student and team member. "We used Inventor software often during the ideation phase to experiment with the design."
Game development HOWTO From OLPC << Tutorials This document describes how to use the Pygame library for Python for game development -- to create a new game activity for OLPC's Sugar platform. Its intention is to allow a Python programmer who wants to learn (or already knows) Pygame to integrate their Pygame application into a Sugar-hosted activity using the OLPCGames Pygame wrapper. Selling on Amazon and eBay - The Pros and Cons - Marketplace Fees, Infrastructure, & Sales At first glance, online marketplaces like Amazon and eBay seem to be a creation of mutual benefit. Ecommerce store owners gain increased exposure for their products, and the marketplaces gain an expanded product range without having to increase inventory. On closer inspection, the mutual benefits remain, but the reality is more nuanced. Should you expand your presence beyond your online store and start selling your products on Amazon and eBay?
ahumanright.org internet for everyone. Posted: May 29th, 2014 | Author: kosta | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments » It’s been awful quiet over here at A Human Right, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been working hard to fulfill our mission. Today, TIME unveiled Oluvus, a public benefit corporation we have been refining over the last year. At Oluvus, we won’t just get you online for free, we’re getting others that are disconnected, connected. Check our the fantastic piece showcasing our vision and wander on over to see us at Oluvus.com. Getting Started About Sugar Sugar is a desktop environment that is an alternative to the ones typically used in Microsoft Windows, Apple's OS X or other GNU/Linux operating systems. It is conceived as a platform upon which children learn with Sugar Activities. The platform provides mechanisms for collaboration, reflection, and exploration. Sugar Activities cover a broad range of applications: browsing, drawing, composing, writing, programming, etc.
the Gloves Dr Adam Stark is the co-founder of the interactive arts technology studio Codasign and a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. He is interested in developing new ways to create music through interactive technology. In particular, he wants to make electronic music performative and engaging to watch on stage, working with artists and musicians to integrate interactive technologies into their shows and installations. He has been interested in music since childhood, growing up playing in bands in and around London. In 2002 he chose to study Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London, spending those years equally divided between learning how to develop technology and writing & performing music with other students. He later went on to study for a MSc in Digital Music Processing at Queen Mary University of London, specialising on audio effects that can automatically detect the tempo of performing musicians.
Zero Dollar Laptop A programme of public debates, exhibitions and workshops about art, technology and environment "Only when people are able to use computers to produce their own data does information communication technology become genuinely empowering." - James Wallbank Furtherfield is committed to delivering on promise of the Zero Dollar Laptop manifesto with a series of workshop programmes with different community groupw. The Zero Dollar Laptop, is a recycled laptop running Free Open Source Software (FOSS) that is fast and effective- now and long into the future; repurposing otherwise redundant technology, gathering dust in bedrooms and offices across the country. Developers/Getting Started From OLPC This document attempts to guide you through the first steps towards using your new XO as a development platform, and to point you to resources for project ideas and programming APIs. Request a developer key If your XO laptop has security enabled, request your developer key so that it will be promptly available in the future should you ever want it, for example, to help improve development builds.