Hardware

Inveneo Buyers Guide to Sustainable ICT Infrastructure in Low Resource Settings

The Inveneo Buyers Guide to Sustainable ICT Infrastructure in Low Resource Settings is intended to serve as a planning tool for deploying information and communications technologies (ICTs) in low resource settings - i.e., communities lacking basic support infrastructure, such as grid power and broadba

Why India's $35 Aakash Android Tablet is an EduTech Red Herring for ICT Deployments in Education

This week, India's Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) announced the Aakash, a "$35" Android tablet computer they are boastfully claiming is the world's cheapest tablet for education.

What Should We Do About the eWaste in ICT4D?

Over the past few years of activity on the Educational technology Debate forum, we’ve read a lot of many examples of how ICT in education projects have improved and innovated practice, making access to education more modern and

Hardware Hack: Android Mobile Phone + IOIO Board = Simple Temperature Sensor

Right around the time of Google I/O, SparkFun announced the IOIO board, a bridge-board for Android phones to talk to other electronics like sensors, etc. The IOIO uses the adb service port to send data back and forth between the board and any Android phone running Android 1.5 or later.

What are Affordable Technologies for Supporting Learning and Collaboration in Africa?

There is ongoing innovation in terms of technology and its cost. This has included, for instance, the introduction of lower cost computers (e.g. netbooks and OLPC), the explosion in access to mobile phones and the emergence of devices such as iPads and e-readers. There are also a growing number of projects which seek to use some of these mobile devices to support learning and collaboration.

Lizards, Monkeys, and Bees - ICT Support Calls Inveneo Has Received


With rural ICT implementations in over 23 countries, Inveneo gets some interesting support calls as all manner of issues come about. Today from Kenya, we bring you the lizard that blew up the inverter.

Is the WikiReader the killer eReader app that will transform the developing world?

Back in 2009, we were excited about the WikiReader from Openmoko. This $99 device has the 3+ million Wikipedia articles at your fingertips with only a micro-SD card and 2 AAA batteries - no Internet required.

Is the WikiReader the killer eReader app that will transform the developing world?

Back in 2009, we were excited about the WikiReader from Openmoko. This $99 device has the 3+ million Wikipedia articles at your fingertips with only a micro-SD card and 2 AAA batteries - no Internet required.

Why Should Ghana's Parliament Members Get Free Laptops?

Recently in Ghana, the Minister of Communication, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, presented 230 laptops valued at $350,000.00 to the 230 members of parliament (MP), committees of the House and some parliamentary staff.

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