Monthly Archives: November 2008

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Physical Computing Exhibition

Ashwin taking photography by Tobias Toft

For my friends at CIID, here are some ideas for creating quick websites to document your work. What’s important is that they are cheap or free, easy to update with no code needed and that they look professional while emphasizing the work displayed.

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Inside one of the rooms at the elderly home

Analysing data back at school

Presenting "needs" to the class

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Students at the PEPY Ride School in Chanleas Dai by Jeff Kennel

I remember very clearly when I was accepted to the Pilot Year program at CIID. I had just arrived in Siem Reap after a 50km trip along a dirt highway with 20+ plus people and some ducks in the back of a pickup truck. I had been visiting a school in Chanleas Dai, a small community in Cambodia where access to electricity was difficult enough, let alone the internet. So immediately after disembarking from the pickup truck in Siem Reap, I went to an internet cafe to send my parents a message… and there was the email from Isabel!

So now I am in Copenhagen and I just read a blog post on the PEPY website about some computer programs created by students at the school in Chanleas Dai, the one I visited less than a year ago where water came from ground pump and electricity from solar panels. With help from OLPC’s Give One Get One program, PEPY has managed to equip the students of Chanleas Dai with 100 XO laptops, along with satellite internet access. Even though I knew the children were now using XOs, I was really astonished to see them creating their own computer programs and sharing them online. And the best part is, these programs are actually pretty cool!

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