Author Archives: George Hunt

About George Hunt

Retired electrical engineer and programmer, enthusiastic about OLPC as a vehicle for gathering together volunteerism, mine and so many others', for helping education in developing countries.

Current Monitor Progress Report — 2/16/2014

At the OLPC summit in late October 2013, I gave a demonstration of an Arduino based current monitor.  At the time, I was more excited about the schoolserver on the trimslice which was streaming Internet In A Box to a … Continue reading

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School Server Realities

During a nine day visit to Haiti Jan 20-29, the difficulties of providing power, and the realities of my poor planning and judgement, hit home.  When I visited Haiti in March, and Sept, I  installed two school servers with 12 … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi As an OLPC Classroom Projector

When I was a high school teacher, I used films from the County education department to make the geography books I was teaching more concrete, and sometimes just to babysit the class, when I was overworked, or nearing the end … Continue reading

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Revisit to Silar’s Orphanage 6 Months after School Server Install

This picture shows Adam, and me working together on the installation of the XO4 as the new school server.  I was in New York city, and talking to Adam via skype on his laptop. And I was also connected remotely to … Continue reading

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My First School Server Deployment

Silar’s orphanage in Port Au Prince, Haiti, usually has power once a day, often in the time between 12pm to 6 or 7am. In this context, it seemed necessary to have some sort of battery system, for the server, and … Continue reading

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End of a wonderful week of geeking

Jerry Vonau and I accomplished a lot during this last week.  For me the high point was getting all the remote administration, client/server stuff stitched together. It was also really rewarding, when the software that we’ve been writing pretty much … Continue reading

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XS Community Edition at a Critical Crossroad

My strengths and weaknesses are now apparent in what we have been calling the School Server — Community Edition.  Let me explain: I’m pretty good at picking targets that are strategic, and starting to explore the paths that might lead … Continue reading

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