XO-1.75 B1 units - this is how they look
christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 09:58:01 EDT 2011
On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Martin Langhoff <martin at laptop.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 7:06 AM, Christoph Derndorfer
> <christoph.derndorfer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Congrats!
> On behalf of the combined foundation & association team -- thanks!
> > Oh, and is that a green non-membrane keyboard I'm seeing there? :-)
> > Will this be a standard feature on XO-1.75s, an option for SKUs, or is
> > simply a prototype configuration?
> Instead of offering a mechanical keyboard in blue units, which
> entailed some manufacturing complications, we'll have it as an
> optional on the usual green/white.
> It's different enough that it's a separate model altogether (CL2 for
> membrane, CL2A for mechanical kb) -- meaning it's different enough
> that it requires separate certifications (yup, double up the cert
> costs). This makes sense if you consider that CL2 can be certified as
> a"children's product" thanks to the safer design of the kb.
> We are doing some background work to improve the membrane kb --
> mechanical engineering is hard and can't be rushed (not with good
> results anyway). So it's hard to know whether it'll make the cut. Keep
> your eyes open for C1 stage units -- :-)
Thanks a lot for the explanation, I always find these "tiny" production,
engineering, and certification details quite fascinating! :-)
> martin at laptop.org -- Software Architect - OLPC
> - ask interesting questions
> - don't get distracted with shiny stuff - working code first
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e-mail: christoph at olpcnews.com
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