[support-gang] Need in Haiti: inexpensive portable projectors for OLPC/XO classrooms

Xavier Carcelle xavier.carcelle at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 10:16:54 EST 2010

Hi Adam,

There is also the USB-to-VGA support that we develop at OLPC-france
that can be useful :


This can allow the direct connexion of XO to VideoProjector.

And the great VideoProjector project/website AllInBox :


where you can find many video-projector refeences/hacks.


On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 7:28 PM, Adam Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:
> WavePlace and other Haiti Education efforts keep asking me the same thing,
> in NYC and elsewhere--who can answer:
> How can in-classroom (and out-of-classroom?!) cheap portable overhead
> projectors be rigged to XOs -- by hook or by crook -- and what
> models/arrangements are best?
> Aside from this wonderful home-made prototype, that unfortunately overheats,
> what's achievable?
> http://blog.laptop.org/2008/11/16/hardware-hacking-first-pass-at-an-xo-projector/
> Is the following (control/display your XO-computer from a non-XO PC or Mac
> or Linux box) the most viable approach?
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Remote_display
> Could hacking an on-board VGA port realistic for XO-1's (to an external VGA
> monitor or projector) be made into something more than a gimmick -- with
> broad(er) classroom potential?
> Even if presumably impossible with upcoming XO-1.5 laptops?
> What software approaches & preferred Sugar Activities make kids/teachers
> project presentations shine?  EG. check out Walter Bender's presentation
> here using TurtleArt:
> http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaquec_sugar-presentation-for-open-edge-20
> Appeal for Past Experiences/Promising Approaches:
> Please reply to the olpc-haiti at laptop.org mailing list, digging deeper than
> the above mostly-2008 pages wherever we can expand "PowerPoint" (and
> hopefully far superior) options for Haitian
> classrooms/projects/teachers...THX
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