XO-1.5's sudden death - oven resurrected!

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 16:41:34 EDT 2012

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> I recommend never using that household oven for food again, because we
> have no clear idea what poisons might be ingested, or what effects
> they might have.

James raises an important safety issue.  In spite of OLPC's careful
attention to "green design", electronics manuafacturing (or
re-working) certainly involves a some level of exposure to toxic
materials.  With heating there are potentially toxic metal vapors or
volatile organic components from the plastics (particularly
halogenated organic molecules) that could present a food safety risk.

If you find yourself unable to take his advice to dedicate that oven
to non-food use, I would at least check to see if it has an "oven
cleaning" cycle of prolonged high heat and I would do this in a
well-ventialted work environment.


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