The One Laptop Per Child foundation presents the final design for the OLPC sub-$100 Tablet with a 8″ 1024×768 capacitive LCD touch screen, a touch screen optimized version of Sugar Linux. The thin screen protector doubles as a solar charger. Once countries order millions of these, the price can definitely be below $100.
This is a 45min Documentary film Directed by Chiara Sambuchi, produced by ZDF/Arte released by Lavafilm, just aired on the Arte TV channel in France and Germany. I have seen most of all the olpc related videos and documentary films that have been avaiable on the Internet during these past 4 years that I have been updating my video-blog at http://olpc.tv, this may be one of the best, most awesome and most beautiful Documentary films on the olpc project yet made.
French version titled: S’instuire pour 100 dollars:
If you are a TV Producer or a Documentary Film Festival organizer, you should contact the makers of the film at http://lavafilm.com/en/p_laptop.html to discuss the broadcast and distribution of this film.
If you understand French or German you should watch it now, before Arte.tv removes it from their website! I hope these links work for olpc fans worldwide. We have to wait for Lavafilm.com to communicate on the eventual availability of the English language version (and without the French or German dubbing on all the English language interviews).
Mary Lou Jepsen, CTO and inventor of the Pixel Qi technology, explains more of how the Pixel Qi 3Qi screen works, shows us a bit of how she works with her screen technology in her home lab, testing the angular performance in the OLPC screen and tells how power consumption can be saved further with a few motherboard modifications to behave like the OLPC laptop (turning off the processor and motherboard when they are not needed) and more.
(Youtube is still processing this 10 minute long HD quality video, it should be up in a few minutes in low quality and a couple of hours in HD quality)
Chris Ball, OLPC Lead Software Engineer shows a fully working demonstration of the latest XO 1.5 motherboard fresh from the lab, runing a new faster Sugar Linux OS as well as multi-booting into a full Gnome desktop version of Fedora thanks to the increased storage, processing and RAM, the children will be able to boot a full Linux desktop as well running conventional desktop applications such as Open Office.
Mitch Bradley, OLPC Firmware Lead and President and CTO of FirmWorks and Richard Smith OLPC Director of Embedded Engineering talk about their work in bringing the One Laptop Per Child XO 1.5 motherboard up to fully working for Quanta to switch over the mass manufacturing of OLPC XO laptops to the version 1.5, until OLPC releases the XO 2 based on ARM sometime later when the correct components and software become available.
John Watlington, Vice President Hardware Engineering at One Laptop Per Child, shows us the latest status of the XO 1.5 project at a Hotel room in Taipei where team of hardware and software engineers from OLPC are working with Quanta and others to get the XO 1.5 version released in the next few months.
Mitch Bradley, One Laptop Per Child Firmware Lead, shows and explains why the Open Firmware that he created is useful and important not only for the OLPC project but used and important for many other parts of the industry.